Brazilian Portuguese Summer Programs 2019

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Summer in Brazil: Portuguese Language & Culture
Tulane University, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Vanderbilt University, Center for Latin American Studies
FLAS Fellowship-Eligible

Location São Paulo, Brazil
Dates: June 15 – July 27, 2019

Program Summary:
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University invites undergraduates and graduate students interested in Portuguese language and Brazilian studies to apply to its highly popular program. São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, is an exciting center for fine arts, theater, music, and cultural life. The 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 language program is organized by Tulane University with local support from CET Academic Programs.
By taking one intermediate or advanced Portuguese language course taught by CET faculty, students will polish their written skills and hone their conversational skills on the sixth most spoken language globally, in addition to learning Brazilian literature and culture through plays, short stories, and film. The second course, taught in Portuguese by faculty at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) campus, will introduce students to Brazilian contemporary social issues on topics of citizenship, religion, race, social welfare, health, and education. Students will stay in the CET apartments with Brazilian roommates in the Perdizes neighborhood, or with host families in other nearby neighborhoods for a total Portuguese immersion experience. Group activities in and around São Paulo will familiarize students with the area and introduce them to all sides of Brazilian society, including visits to museums, plays, karaokê night, and an exciting weekend trip to the colonial town of Paraty.
Application & Deadline: March 1, 2019. Student applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. The pre-requisite for this program is PORT 2030, or at least two courses of Portuguese language for non-Tulane students. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. Students must have a valid passport expiring no less than six months after return date in order to apply for a visa in a timely manner.
$300 application deposit

Tuition & Fees: *$5,000 Tuition *$2,550 Non-tuition related housing/logistics fees

Laura Wise Person, Program Manager
Stone Center of Latin American Studies
100 Jones Hall
Tulane University
(504) 862-8629
Please visit the program’s webpage at:

Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Dates: June 17 – August 9, 2019

Program Summary:
This special eight-week program is designed for people wishing to study beginning Brazilian Portuguese intensively. Enrollment is open to graduate students, faculty, other researchers, and advanced undergraduates (with permission), from any institution, and will be useful to those who need to develop communication skills and reading knowledge for research. Enrollment is limited to 18 students. Instruction is five days a week and the courses (listed as Portuguese 301-302) carry a total of 8 semester credits. Knowledge of Spanish or another Romance language is required (2-3 years equivalency). A limited number of Title VI FLAS Fellowships may be available to graduate students in conjunction with the Institute. For information about eligibility and the application process, visit: .
Questions can be directed to the LACIS FLAS Coordinator: . The Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute is sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) – a Title VI National Resource Center — and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Application & Deadline:
To be added to the 2019 Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute mailing list, send your name and e-mail address to Felecia Lucht, Director of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes, at .

Tuition & Fees

Information regarding tuition can be found at: . Summer Term Housing information will be posted on the UW-Madison University Housing website in February 2019: .

Contact Information
Dr. Felecia A. Lucht, Director of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI)
Professor Ellen Sapega, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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