Study Abroad to Brazil

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As the newest program a long list of study abroad options, Brazil offers students a journey full of beaches, ethnic diversity and cultural richness in Brazilian arts.

“Lots of students are becoming more aware of the advantages of exploring the world beyond the limits of their backyards,” said Debora Ferreira, associate professor and Portuguese coordinator. “Many students who have been on a study abroad refer to it as an experience that transformed their lives.”

Portuguese, the official language of Brazil, is a growing program with classes ranging from beginning to advanced Portuguese and Brazilian culture and civilization classes. Though students can take their first Portugese class in Brazil, Ferreira recommends that students take a language class before attending to program.

The program is based in the oceanside city of Florianópolis where students will attend the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Students will also have the chance to travel to Rio de Janeiro, which was recently selected to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Because this is the Brazil study abroad program’s first year and few students know about it, a fundraiser will be held at Tucano’s Brazilian Grill in Provo to help subsidize student fees. For $20 on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. you can get a meal and a drink with proceeds from you dinner donated to the program.

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Cost: $2,595

Tentative Dates: May 7 to June 11, 2010

Anticipated Curriculum: Portuguese 1010, Portuguese 2010, Portuguese 490R, Portuguese 1020, Portuguese 2020, Language 291R

Application deadline in order to save $300: Dec. 18, 2009