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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 semester at FAAP! BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of
Location:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Academics Course Load: Extensive Portuguese I, II, or III Total Credits Load: 12-17 credits (260 hours) Language of Instruction: Portuguese Minimum Portuguese Proficiency Required: 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. Courses: Full-Immersion Learning: Specially designed for students with beginning-level or no knowledge of Portuguese, your Portuguese courses will take a full-immersion approach--in other words, you and your teachers will be communicating just in Portuguese. BridgeAbroad believes strongly in the value of full-immersion learning; research has shown that avoiding English helps foreign-language students to advance more rapidly by avoiding the pitfalls of unnecessary translation. By linking Portuguese words directly to concepts, actions, and objects rather than English words, you'll avoid the stilted speech that so often plagues international students and master Portuguese as it's actually spoken in Brazil. Language Through Culture: Learning a language is about much more than memorization! Rather than focusing on dry grammar and vocabulary exercises, students will learn the language through a study of Brazil's economy, culture, history, and literature. Excursions to São Paulo's cultural and historical hotspots will help to carry your learning beyond the classroom and into the city.

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 semester at FAAP! 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.

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

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