Study Abroad for College Students. U.S. College Credit.
You can enroll in the Study Abroad Program in Sao Paulo of any duration with flexible starting dates. We can help you design your own study abroad program in Brazil according to your specific needs: you can combine Portuguese Language for academic credit with different activities and excursions. Just contact us and our academic advisors will be happy to assist you.
Courses are at our school and comply with the generally accepted standard of 15 contact hours (50 minutes/hour) of class time per credit hour. Classes are intensive, consisting of 20 contact hours per week with a maximum of six students per class.
How to receive credit for your course?
To receive a direct credit, you need to get approval from your own institution prior to beginning your studies. We are happy to provide any necessary information to help you do this. We are more than willing to provide your university with the course information such as: course syllabus, total hours taken, teacher evaluation, attendance report, curriculum covered, final exam with letter grade, etc., in order to grant academic credit for your course.
At the end of your studies we will also provide, upon request, a detailed transcript of your work for you to take back to your host institution.
We believe that a Portuguese language program must be complemented with a wide range of social and cultural activities not only to allow students to use and practice the Portuguese language but also to maximize student exposure to Brazilian and Portuguese culture.
Our school has an active and exciting social program. Included are visits to theaters, concerts, restaurants, beaches as well as other events such as national festivals, sporting events and dance clubs. We arrange these activities at least twice a week.
Semester and Summer Study Abroad programs in Maceio, Brazil.
You can also choose to enroll in our Summer or Semester Study Abroad Programs in Maceio, Brazil.
Starting dates are flexible: you can start any Monday if you are not a complete beginner.
- Semester, 12 weeks, 12 to 15 credits
- Summer sessions: 4 weeks, 4 credits
Portuguese Level: any level.
We offer one of the most cost effective academically strong study abroad programs in Brazil. Please review our dates and fees to calculate the all-inclusive price for your study abroad program of any duration.
The program includes:
Airfare, independent travel, and personal expenses are additional.
- Portuguese group immersion classes, 20 lessons a week.
- Excursions and Special Activities every week: social events, lectures, video, games, plays, dance, etc.
- On-site orientation and counseling.
- Airport transfer.
- Lodging in a family home, in a private room, including breakfast and dinner.
Our Portuguese Language Immersion courses at different levels correspond to the following courses:
Please contact us to request the course curriculum.
- Portuguese 101. Beginning Portuguese (4 credits)
First semester college-level Portuguese. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Some cultural readings are included. This course is intended for participants with little or no prior Portuguese language instruction.
- Portuguese 102. Elementary Portuguese (4 credits)
Second semester college-level Portuguese. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Some cultural readings are included. This class is designed to further develop and strengthen the language skills acquired in Portuguese 101.
- Portuguese 201. Intermediate Portuguese (4 credits)
Third semester college-level Portuguese. Further improve conversation and comprehension proficiency. Develop reading and writing skills through literary analysis and grammar review. This class is designed to further develop and strengthen the language skills acquired in Portuguese 102.
- Portuguese 202. Intermediate Portuguese (4 credits)
Fourth semester college-level Portuguese. Further improve conversation and comprehension proficiency. Develop reading and writing skills through literary analysis and grammar review. This class is designed to further develop and strengthen the language skills acquired in Portuguese 201.
- Portuguese 301. Portuguese Conversation and Composition (3 credits)
Emphasis on the development of communication skills: the ability to comprehend both written and spoken texts, and to speak, read, and write in Portuguese beyond the intermediate level.
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