Brazilian Portuguese Summer Programs 2021

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Summer in Brazil: Portuguese Language and Culture
Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies and
Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies
FLAS-Eligible Program

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

COVID Contingency Plans: A virtual program will be offered if the pandemic precludes travel in Summer 2021. A final decision about mode of instruction will be made in Spring 2021.

Dates: June 12-July 24, 2021 (June 7-July 30, 2021 if online)

Program Summary: This 6-week program caters to graduate and undergraduate students who wish to achieve a high level of Portuguese fluency through immersion in Brazilian language and culture. With language classes at the intermediate and advanced levels, it allows students to study with Brazilian faculty while living with local families or college students in the hip São Paulo neighborhood of Perdizes. Participants enroll in two courses: one language course and one content course on contemporary Brazilian society taught in Portuguese. Outside of the classroom, they explore São Paulo and its surroundings through organized excursions to museums, landmarks, and historic sites, and set off on personal adventures with friends and roommates.
An online version of the program developed in Summer 2020 enables students to study with the same native-speaking instructors they would work with in Brazil. Classes will meet via Zoom and the program will be lengthened to 8 weeks to accommodate FLAS contact-hour requirements.

Program Cost: TBD Final program price will depend on enrollment and mode of instruction. Tuition will not exceed $5,000 and total program costs (which include tuition and housing and logistics fees) will not exceed $7,800.

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Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021

Dr. Hannah Palmer, Program Manager
Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University; +1 (504) 862-8629

UW-Madison’s Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI)
FLAS-Eligible Program

Program Location: The Institute will take place either at the University of Wisconsin-Madison or online during the eight-week summer session, June 14-August 6, 2021. Instruction is five days a week, four hours a day and the courses (listed as Portuguese 301-302) carry 8 credits. The program also includes activities related to Brazilian culture. Due to the evolving situation of the COVID-19 crisis, the final mode of instruction has not yet been determined with possibilities ranging from all in-person instruction to all-online instruction, which would include synchronous(all students participating live online) components.

Dates: June 14th through August 6th, 2021

Program overview: This special eight-week language course is designed for people wishing to study beginning Brazilian Portuguese. The Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute is sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), a Title VI National Resources Center, and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Eligibility: Open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and other researchers from any institution and will be useful to those who need to develop communication skills and reading knowledge for research. Knowledge of Spanish or another Romance language is required (2-3 years equivalency). Enrollment is limited to 18 students.

Application deadline: The priority deadline for applications is April 1st. The final deadline is May 1st.

Program Cost: SIPI guarantees that all admitted students will receive funding assistance, so that the total cost will NOT exceed $5,000.

Information about scholarships

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