São Paulo Summer 2015

Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Summer Program in São Paulo 

Program Dates: June 13– July 25, 2015

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 PORT1120. 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 Cost

The total program cost is $7,000 which includes the following:
$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.

Contact Information

More information and application can be found here. Deadline to apply is February 21, 2014 before 5pm. For more information about this program, contact Laura Wise at Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 504.862.8629,

For information on other Portuguese language Summer 2015 programs, please see: http://claspprograms.org/pages/detail/30



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