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  • Locations: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Program Description:
Tulane University Summer in Brazil
Language and Culture
  Program Sponsor: The Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites undergraduates and graduate students interested in Portuguese language and Brazilian studies to participate in the Summer in Brazil program in 2015. São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, is an exciting center for fine arts, theater, music and cultural life. This city is a medley of Brazilians from the country’s 26 states and from multiple ethnic groups, which makes for an exciting mix of traditions and fabulous food on every street.  
Eligibility & Application Requirements: 3.0 GPA cumulative minimum. 1 - 2 semesters of college level Portuguese including Port 102 or higher.  Participants will be expected to place into the intermediate level after a placement test administered onsite.

Program Dates:
Term Program Dates Deadline
Summer mid June  - late July February 15

  Approved Departments: The program is intended to appeal to a wide variety of students.

International & Area Studies
Latin American Studies

Coursework: The intensive academic program is organized by collaborations among Tulane and Vanderbilt universities, as well as with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Students have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits and will take one Portuguese language course (two levels) and a Brazilian culture course taught by PUC-SP and Tulane faculty. Students will stay with host families in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience.

Courses include: 
  • PORT 6130 (required; 3 credits): Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries, 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.
  • PORT 2030 (4 credits): Intensive Intermediate Portuguese reviews fundamental skills of the Portuguese language and introduces Brazilian literature and culture through plays, short stories, and film.
  • PORT 3040 (3 credits): Grammar and Writing in Portuguese will involve analysis and practice in the written language and is taught by PUC-SP faculty.
  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. Plunge into the vibrant entertainment scene and explore an extraordinary nightlife. When tired of the fast pace of São Paulo, head to the beaches which are just a couple of hours away.
  Housing: Students will stay with family home stays.
  Estimated Summer Program Price: Students pay all program related fees to directly to Tulane University.
The cost of the six-week program is TBA. It will include 6-7 credits , Brazilian family home stays, one meal per day, transportation from the airport (GRU), medical insurance, and specialized group tours and activities. Airfare to/from São Paulo (GRU), incidental costs, registration fee with Federal Police of Brazil (approximately $120.00), and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.

Visa: Students must possess a valid passport in order to participate in this program.  American citizens are required to obtain a visa for travel to Brazil directly from one of the eight Brazilian consulates in the U.S.  To check for your jurisdiction, see  The price of the program does not include visa cost which is currently $140.00, but is subject to change without notice.  Accepted students will receive additional visa application information directly from Tulane University.
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.