CET Brazil

Seasoned Faculty

Your instructors come from our host university, Pontifical Catholic University, or other institutions around the city. We hand-pick faculty with expertise and higher degrees in their field, and experience teaching US undergraduates. Many faculty have taught for study abroad programs of similar caliber.

Full-Time, Bilingual, On-Site Staff

The Academic Director ensures that you and your classes are a good fit. He directs the curriculum, manages the faculty, and monitors courses. Do you have particular learning needs? Do you need advice for keeping up with the class pace? Talk to the Academic Director.

The Resident Director helps you get the most out of the program. She handles housing, excursions, and day-to-day logistics, and volunteer opportunities. Got an idea for an activity? Need to see a doctor? Just want someone to talk to? The Resident Director is your best resource.

Sérgio Duarte Julião da Silva
Sérgio holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics (Portuguese as a Foreign Language) from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Sérgio Duarte has served as Visiting Lecturer & Research Scholar at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami and Coordinator of the Portuguese Language Program for Liberal Arts with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in São Paulo. He has also worked as a teacher trainer and materials writer, and implemented a Portuguese as a Foreign Language program in the Netherlands in the 1990s. His current projects include a study of talk in interaction and an analysis on how people manage conversations while talking.

Sérgio Duarte Julião da Silva

Academic Director

Súlia Folli
Súlia Folli earned her BA degree in Film from Universidad del Cine (in Buenos Aires, Argentina) and a certificate of Photography from Escuela Creativa Andy Goldstein. As a undergraduate, she studied abroad in Vancouver, Canada. Before joining CET, Súlia served as the Program & Housing Coordinator for CIEE in São Paulo. She has participated in productions for various film festivals and cultural organizations, and enjoys developing her own photography projects. Súlia loves to travel and learn about different cultures, and she enjoys helping CET students get to know São Paulo.

Súlia Folli

Resident Director