São Paulo Language Program

Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Summer Program in São Paulo

This intensive academic program is organized by Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory universities with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).  The program is open to both graduates and undergraduates and is eligible for students with Summer FLAS fellowships.  Students have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits and will take one Portuguese language course (two levels are offered) taught by PUC-SP faculty, and a Brazilian culture course taught by Tulane/Vanderbilt and/or Emory faculty.

Most students stay with host families in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience.  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.

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. At least one semester/course of Portuguese language is required. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. All students enroll in two courses for a total of 6-7 credits.

The cost of the six-week program is $6,500:

$1,700 for housing, meals, and activities

$4,800 for tuition

The program cost includes 6-7 Tulane credits (transferable to Vanderbilt), Brazilian family home stays, one meal per day, medical insurance, and specialized group tours and excursions. Airfare, incidental costs, registration fee with Federal Police of Brazil (approximately $120.00), and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.

Application: 2014 FLAS Summer Application

Note: Application Deadline is February 21, 2014, no later than 5pm.  Application fee can be waived for FLAS Fellowship applicants.  Contact Laura Wise for more information.

2014 Dates: June 22 – August 1

For information on other Portuguese language Summer 2014 programs, please see: http://claspprograms.org/pages/detail/30

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