As Brazil’s star rises, Portuguese language skills are in ever-increasing demand. Set yourself apart by learning Portuguese as you dive into Brazil’s rich cultural diversity with BridgeAbroad’s Brazilian Culture & Language program. This 5-week, São Paulo
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- Course Load: Intensive Portuguese I or II
Total Credits Load: 6 credits (100 hours)
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Level of Language Proficiency: Beginner
Students will complete a language placement test and personal interview upon arrival in order to determine appropriate language level.
Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0
Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Portuguese is required.
Transcript: Issued by FAAP
As Brazil’s star rises, Portuguese language skills are in ever-increasing demand. Set yourself apart by learning Portuguese as you dive into Brazil’s rich cultural diversity with BridgeAbroad’s Brazilian Culture & Language program. This 5-week, São Paulo-based study abroad program utilizes full-immersion instruction to build Portuguese language skills not through boring exercises and rote memorization, but by learning about Brazil’s history, culture, politics, and literature. BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.
What makes São Paulo Unique? São Paulo has enough art to turn serious culture vultures into Paulistanos at heart. MASP, the Museum of Art of São Paulo, rises imposingly over the city’s main avenue, its levitating Lina Bo Bardi-designed building home to some of the finest Renaissance and 20th-century Latin American works on the continent. The Paulista Museum, perhaps the most famous history museum in the country, houses thousands of works of painting and decorative arts from the country’s independence period and beyond. Even more exciting are the festivals that have put the city on the global contemporary art map. The world’s second-oldest bi-annual festival, the São Paulo biennial draws over a million visitors to see cutting-edge works from around the globe. Pushing the envelope further still is the Festival of Electronic Art. Sponsored by Videobrasil, it brings together the world’s leading video artists and VJs for a party-like homage to the gods of digital media. If São Paulo’s businesses are rocketing toward the future, its art scene is already there!
- Setting Description:
- Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado Founded in 1947, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) has distinguished itself as one of Brazil’s most respected centers for the study of art and business. FAAP has a rich history of supporting the arts; today, its art museum, theater, and artistic residence programs continue to lend the campus a unique cultural vibrancy. Its facilities are state-of-the-art, with wireless internet access throughout and high-tech hardware and software integrated directly into the classroom experience. With partner institutions in nearly 40 countries across the globe, FAAP is thoroughly international in its outlook, and social responsibility remains a pillar of its educational philosophy. FAAP is located in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city and one of the most vibrant in South America. São Paulo might be better known for commercial strength than for its tourist attractions, but as residents of this diverse metropolis know, its internationally renowned dining and ni