Study Abroad in Brazil: Brazilian Studies & Portuguese Language in São Paulo

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São Paulo, Brazil: Is this study abroad program for you? This program is for challenge-seeking students who want to understand Brazil’s many sides. The basic curriculum is a combination of Portuguese language courses and electives taught in English, but intermediate and advanced students may opt for full immersion by taking direct enroll courses in Portuguese alongside Brazilian peers. Excursions and volunteer opportunities provide insider’s access, allowing students to engage with Brazilian society as actors, not spectators. The program is open to students of all Portuguese language levels.

Study Abroad in São Paulo, Brazil: Features

  • Portuguese language courses, including Portuguese for Spanish Speakers, cover at least one year of university-level Portuguese language each semester
  • Electives in economics, political science, development studies, sociology
  • Meetings with grassroots organizations, villagers and representatives of indigenous groups
  • Brazilian roommates
  • No language prerequisite—open to beginner through advanced Portuguese language levels
  • Operates in the fall and spring.
  • Summer Brazil students should visit the Tulane Summer in Brazil program. The summer program is jointly operated by Tulane University, Vanderbilt University & CET. It is open to students of all language levels and from all universities.

Study Abroad in São Paulo, Brazil: Details

Semester Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015
Application Deadline 04/15/14 11/01/14 04/15/15
Program Length 18 weeks 19 weeks 18 weeks
Arrival Date 07/29/14 01/28/15 07/30/15
Program Break TBA TBA TBA
Departure Date 11/29/14 06/13/15 12/01/15
Program Fee $16,490 $16,990 $16,990
Recommended Credits 15 15 15