Brazilian Portuguese Summer Programs 2015

Brazilian Portuguese Summer Programs 2015

Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory Universities:
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Summer Program
FLAS Eligible

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Dates: June 13 – July 25, 2015

Program Summary:
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites undergraduates and graduate students interested in Portuguese language and Brazilian studies to apply to its highly popular Summer in Brazil program in 2015. 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.

This six-week intensive academic program is organized by Tulane and Vanderbilt universities, as well as with CET Academic Programs, and is hosted at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Students will have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits and will take one Portuguese language course (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels now offered in 2015) and a Brazilian culture course taught by Tulane or CET faculty. Students will stay with host families or in apartments with Brazilian roommates in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience. Excursions and activities in and around São Paulo will introduce students to all sides of Brazilian society.

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. Non-Tulane students are required to have completed one outside-institution Portuguese language course if they are seeking credit for PORT 2030. The pre-requisite for Tulane students to take PORT 2030 is PORT 1120. Students may be interviewed to determine their Portuguese language skill level during the application process. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. Course syllabi from previous years are available upon request.

Program Fee: $5,000: Tuition (corresponding credits) – transferable to other universities $2,000: Brazilian family home stays (undergraduates) or apartment housing with Brazilian roommates (graduates) with internet access One meal per day Transportation from the airport (GRU) Medical insurance Specialized group tours and activities

Application:
Complete applications will include: Student’s general and academic information Official copy of transcript Copy of front page of passport Two recommendations $300 application deposit

Application Deadline: February 27th, 2015
The FLAS Fellowship application deadline is February 20, 2015. Note that the fellowship application and the program application are separate applications.

Contact: Laura Wise, Program Manager
Stone Center of Latin American Studies
100 Jones Hall
Tulane University
(P) 504.862.8629 (F) 504.865.6719
sclassum@tulane.edu

Please visit the program’s webpage at: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/page/summerinbrazil
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University of Florida/Georgetown
Summer Study Abroad Program in Rio de Janeiro
FLAS Eligible

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dates: June 29- August 7, 2015

Program Summary:
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.

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 for the language course 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: TBD

Application: For more information about the program please see:
For more information about the program please see:
http://spanishandportuguese.ufl.edu/study-abroad-programs/uf-in-rio-de-janeiro/

Application Deadline: April 3, 2015

Contact: Sarah Evans at sevans@ufic.ufl.edu

For academic information please contact Professor Libby Ginway at eginway@ufl.edu.

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Portuguese Language in the Brazilian Context
UCLA Travel Study Program
FLAS Eligible

Location: Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Dates: July 11 – August 22, 2015

Program Summary:
Make this summer your tropical winter in Brazil with the UCLA Travel Study Program! Take advantage of a unique opportunity to live and study in Salvador da Bahia, one of Brazil’s foremost cultural centers. Walk the cobblestone streets of the restored “old city” and explore the largest group of Baroque buildings in the Americas. Catch a street celebration and feel the pulsating rhythms of Bahia’s African-inspired music and dance. Savor moqueca, vatapá and other delicious Afro-Brazilian dishes. Study Brazilian culture while learning or improving your Portuguese language skills in this vibrant seaport.

All courses will be taught at Associação Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos (ACBEU). This program includes several excursions as part of its curriculum. A schedule of excursions will be available at a later date. For the first night, students will stay in a hotel. For the remainder of the program, students will stay with a Brazilian family. Applicants will complete a special survey to help us place you with your family.

Program Eligibility and Credits:
This program is open to ALL students, majors, and universities.

FLAS Recipients: The core program consists of 126 contact hours. To increase the contact hours, FLAS recipients may register for the optional Portuguese 199 course (Variable Topics in Portuguese: Language and Contemporary Brazil). The program includes 12 quarter units.

Program Fee: The fee is $6,000 for UC Undergraduate students and $6,500 for UC Graduate students and visiting students. The fee includes registration and core course fees, housing, meals, program excursions, and insurance. Airfare, tourist visa, optional courses, other meals and optional excursions are additional.

Application: For more detailed information about the program and to apply: http://www.ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/Portuguese-Brazil/overview.htm

Contact:
UCLA International Education Office
(310) 206-9966
info@ieo.ucla.edu

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute 2015
FLAS Eligible

Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dates: June 15- August 7, 2015

Program Summary:
This eight-week course is designed for people wishing to study beginning Brazilian Portuguese intensively. 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 on the UW-Madison campus. Instruction is five days a week, four hours a day (160 contact hours), 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, sjalbuqu@wisc.edu, who will be assisted by a lecturer or teaching assistant and other Brazilian specialists. Knowledge of Spanish is required (2-3 years equivalency).

Program Fee: Out-of-state graduate tuition is estimated at $7800. Housing estimates can be provided by the Residence Hall office, 608-262-2522. The Campus Assistance office can assist with off-campus housing; contact that office at 608-262-2400. A limited number of Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) are available to graduate students in conjunction with the Institute.

Application:
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.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2015

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International Studies Abroad
Intensive Portuguese Language at the UNISUL
FLAS Eligible

Location: Florianópolis, Brazil

Dates: June 12, 2015 – August 1, 2015

Program Summary:
This 7-week program takes place in Florianópolis, the island capital of the state of Santa Catarina. With over 40 beaches, the island boasts great natural beauty and is known for the friendliness of its people.

All courses will be taught at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (UNISUL), a private university founded in 1964 and recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. ISA students will attend courses at UNISUL’s Ilha Centro location in the central downtown area of the island.

During the Intensive Portuguese Language program, students at all levels of Portuguese language proficiency have the opportunity to obtain intensive training in Portuguese. Beginning and intermediate students can complete 144 hours of Portuguese-language coursework, while advanced students can complete 126 hours of Portuguese-language coursework. Course material focuses on grammar, conversation, written expression and culture. All courses are instructed in Portuguese and are evaluated on the basis of Portuguese language acquisition.

Classroom learning is complemented by a variety of cultural activities including language exchanges with local Brazilian students, a Brazilian Dance Workshop, screenings of Brazilian films, Brazilian cooking workshops, and more. Excursions to Balneário Camboriú, Blumeneau and the Itajai River Valley, and the Serra Catarinense are also included among the program’s activities. Students may choose to live in an apartment or with a local host family.

Program Eligibility and Credits:
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50. Detailed course descriptions are available on the website. The program is open to students at all levels of Portuguese language proficiency.

Program Fee: $5,600 includes housing (in a homestay with breakfast and dinner daily or housing in a shared apartment with no meals), tuition, cultural activities and excursions, medical insurance, airport reception, use of the ISA on-site office, orientation, and on-site support from full-time resident staff.

Application:
The application process consists of: the ISA online application, a supplemental page signed by a university contact, submission of official transcripts, and a $200 non-refundable application deposit.

Application Deadline:
March 25th, 2015
The FLAS Fellowship application deadline is February 20, 2015. Note that the fellowship application and the ISA program applications are separate.

Contact:
Kim Sarna, Program Manager
International Studies Abroad
1112 W. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(P) 512-480-8522 (F) 512-480-8866
Ksarna@studiesabroad.com

Please visit the program’s webpage at:
http://studiesabroad.com/programs/country/brazil/city/florianopolis/duration/115/program/273/session/IFPU1215/viewOverview