All students take “Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries” and one Portuguese language course at the appropriate level, based on previous language experience. Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries (required; 3 credits) HIST 385: Description: This course will focus on h
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
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- Study Abroad
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- Program Description:
- The intensive academic program is organized by collaborations among Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory Universities, as well as with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Students have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits by taking one Portuguese language course (offered at two different levels) and a Brazilian culture course taught by PUC-SP and Vanderbilt faculty. Students will stay with host families in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience.
São Paulo, the largest metropolis in Latin America, is an exciting center for fine arts, theater, music and cultural life. This city is a medley of Brazilians from all the country’s 26 states and from multiple ethnic groups (Japanese, Italian, Jewish, Syrian and Lebanese, etc.) which makes for an exciting mix of traditions and fabulous food on every street. Classes are taught by a team of scholars from Tulane, Vanderbilt, Emory, and PUC São Paulo (Catholic University of São Paulo, one of the top rated academic institutions in Brazil). The classes will provide for immersion into Brazilian language and culture and supplemented by field trips in São Paulo and beyond.
All students take “Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries” and one Portuguese language course at the appropriate level, based on previous language experience. Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries (required; 3 credits) HIST 385: Description: This course will focus on history, cultural practices, and social formations of metropolitan São Paulo, and will introduce students to key political and economic developments that have influenced contemporary society. (taught by Tulane, Vanderbilt, or Emory professor) Intensive Intermediate Portuguese (4 credits) PORT 201: Description: The course reviews fundamental skills of the Portuguese language and introduces Brazilian literature and culture through plays, short stories, and film. (taught by PUC-SP faculty) Grammar and Writing in Portuguese (3 credits) PORT 212: Description: This course involves analysis and practice in the written language. (taught by PUC-SP faculty)
The total cost of the program includes an academic fee and a program fee for room, partial board, and insurance.
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