Brazilian Portuguese Summer Programs 2013
Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory Universities:
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Summer Program
Location: São Paulo
Dates: June 15- July 26, 2013
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites undergraduates and graduate students interested in Portuguese language and Brazilian studies to participate in the Summer in Brazil program in 2013. São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, is an exciting center for fine arts, theater, music and cultural life. This city is a medley of Brazilians from the country’s 26 states and from multiple ethnic groups, which makes for an exciting mix of traditions and fabulous food on every street. The intensive academic program is organized by collaborations among Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory universities, as well as with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Students have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits and will take one Portuguese language course (two levels) taught by PUC-SP faculty, and a Brazilian culture course taught by Tulane/Vanderbilt and/or Emory faculty. Most students stay with host families in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience.
Program Eligibility and Credits:
Student applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. At least one semester/course of Portuguese language is required. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. All students enroll in two courses for a total of 6-7 credits.
Program Fee: The cost of the six-week program is $6,500:
$4,800 for tuition
$1,700 for housing, meals, and activities
The program cost includes 6-7 Tulane credits (transferable to other universities), Brazilian family home stays, one meal per day, medical insurance, and specialized group tours and excursions. Airfare, incidental costs, registration fee with Federal Police of Brazil (approximately $120.00), and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.
Application: For further information and an application visit: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/pages/detail/315/Summer-in-Brazil-2013
Note: Application fee can be waived for FLAS Fellowship applicants. Contact Laura Wise for more information.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013 no later than 5:00PM
Laura Wise, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
University of Florida/Georgetown Summer Study Abroad Program in Rio de Janeiro
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dates: June 22- August 2, 2013
This is an intensive language-study program involving approximately 24 hours of class time per week. Classes are held at the IBEU (Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos); located in the heart of the Copacabana section of Rio de Janeiro. Students spend three and a half hours per day, five days per week in one of four levels of Portuguese class. In addition, they spend from three days per week in the culture class or workshops. All instruction is in Portuguese. FLAS recipients have an additional weekly meeting. Students normally live in local households. All hosts live within easy reach of the institute where classes are held. Two meals a day are typically provided by the Brazilian family.
This year the course approaches the broad topic of culture-civilization through the lens of urban studies. The component includes humanities in the visual arts, music, film, religion, and literature. The social-science perspectives range from anthropology and sociology to economics and city planning. Undergraduates will do readings and choose two afternoon activities per week to fulfill their attendance and writing requirements. Graduate students with FLAS scholarships will participate in an additional class session in which they will do presentations on the topic the city (broadly conceived) from the point of view of their own disciplines.
Program Eligibility and Credits: Both UF and non-UF students are eligible to apply. Applicants should have completed two semesters of Portuguese or one semester of intensive introductory Portuguese with a grade of B or better. Applicants should be in good academic standing, have completed the first semester of the freshman year, be at least 18 years of age. The course is designed to fulfill 6 hours of academic requirements. Students are required to receive academic approval for their participation in the program PRIOR to that participation. Credits earned on the program transfer to the University of Florida, but grades are not computed in students’ GPAs by the registrar’s office. Students receive 3 hours of language credit and 3 hours for UF credit for the culture program.
Program Fee: Final budgets for 2013 will be available as soon as possible. The 2012 program fee was $5,160.00 for tuition/fees and related program expenses.
Application: For more information about the program please see: http://www.spanish.ufl.edu/sa-rio.html
Application Deadline: April 1, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Dates: June 17-August 9, 2013
This eight-week course is designed for people wishing to study intensively beginning Brazilian Portuguese. Graduate students, faculty and other researchers, and advanced undergraduates who need to develop communication skills and reading knowledge for research will find this special Institute particularly useful. The Institute will take place during the eight-week summer school session at UW-Madison. Instruction is five days a week, four hours a day, and the course (listed as Portuguese 301-302) carries eight (8) semester hours of credit.
The institute will be directed and taught by Professor Severino Albuquerque who will be assisted by a lecturer or teaching assistant. A limited number of Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) are available to graduate students in conjunction with the Institute.
Program Eligibility and Credits: Knowledge of Spanish is required (2-3 years equivalency).
Program Fee: Please consult: http://spanport.lss.wisc.edu
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Forms and details are available from the UW-Madison Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1018 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, (608)262-2093, http://spanport.lss.wisc.edu.
Middlebury College Portuguese School
Location: Middlebury, Vermont
Dates: June 21-August 16, 2013
This 7-week Portuguese summer immersion program is part of the Language Schools at Middlebury College. During its nearly 100-year history, the Middlebury College Language Schools have developed a worldwide reputation for innovative pedagogy anchored on the Language Pledge®—a commitment by students to speak only the target language in all situations during every hour of the day—and supported by an array of co-curricular activities.
Undergraduate students will be enrolled in one of five levels according to their proficiency as determined by placement tests and prior experience with Portuguese or other Romance languages. Students will also have the opportunity to take graduate-level credits to be transferred to other programs. Emphasis is on Brazilian Portuguese. Students will engage in activities that will emphasize presentational, interpretive, and interpersonal modes of communication both orally and in writing. The Portuguese School offers non-degree graduate level instruction in addition to the undergraduate program. These classes are designed for students currently enrolled in graduate programs elsewhere and whose home institutions accept the credit transfer. Students interested in this level of instruction should verify with their home institutions about the feasibility of graduate credit transfer to their program of study.
Portuguese language learning extends into lectures, films, hiking, and evening gatherings. Every week, we offer a variety of co-curricular activities such as soccer, volleyball, capoeira, yoga, dance, theater, cooking, and more. Each activity is designed to help students build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency. The program is open to anybody who has had one year of college-level work.
Program Fee: Tuition, Room, and Board: $8,029; Students can apply for need-based financial aid. The School also awards fellowships through the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace. More information can be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid.
Application: For more information about the program visit: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/portuguese
Application Deadline: Rolling admission, apply at www.middlebury.edu/ls/apply