This program will provide a sound academic experience and cross-disciplinary training for students who are interested in learning about the language and cultures of Brazil. It will supplement your linguistic and cultural knowledge with a special opportunity to immerse yourself in the Brazilian milieu and thus re-imagine, or re-create perspectives acquired in academic settings prior to seeing Brazil with your own eyes.
By taking advantage of the ideal setting of Recife in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, you will be enriched with a unique first-hand knowledge of Brazil that extends beyond the Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, or São Paulo already familiar to the typical language classroom. This eight-week program will also help you to expand your cultural and intellectual repertoire, by contributing to your personal growth as a global-minded individual and helping you gain a greater sense of self-reliance, as well as improving your ability to interact with other cultures.
The course aims to provide you with cross-disciplinary themes that will enhance not only your language skills and literary knowledge, but also integrate them into the host society, and its peculiarities via homestays and service learning opportunities.
The program is designed to maximize your experience through a six-hour daily combination of intensive instruction, workshops, volunteer work and lectures. On weekends, there will be performances and excursions to Olinda, Porto de Galinhas, Casa Gilberto Freyre, Manaus and the Amazon rain forest.
You are placed in a homes with a local family—chosen by the experienced staff of ABA Global Education—for you to have the best chance to experience life in Brazil and speak Portuguese.
Contact Dr. Viviane Gontijo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with disabilities
Contact the disability services coordinator as soon as possible. See Students with Disabilities for more information.