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Portuguese LSA+ Salvador, Brazil

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers the NEW Portuguese LSA+ summer program in Salvador, Bahia starting in 2014. The program is led by a faculty member of the Department and is oriented towards an advanced level acquisition of the Portuguese language (Brazilian Portuguese) through the experience of living with Brazilian families for the entire term, studying language, literature, and culture. The program offers Portuguese 9 (Writing and Reading: A Critical and Cultural Approach. Dist: LIT), Portuguese 10 (Studies in Brazilian Culture and Society, Dist: SOC; WCult: NW) and Portuguese 12 (Introduction to Brazilian Literature. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW). The LSA+ will involve two days of extensive, on-site orientation, nine weeks of academic coursework, and a total of six to seven days of cultural excursions as a group to sites of interest around Bahia. Prerequisite: Completion of the foreign language requirement in Portuguese (Portuguese 1 and 3 with a grade of B or better, or have the equivalent preparation). Participants will be accepted on the basis of their application forms, letters of reference, and an interview; actual participation in the program is contingent upon the maintenance of satisfactory academic standing and compliance with orientation procedures.

The LSA+ is based at the Associação Cultural Brasil Estados Unidos - ACBEU

Founded over 63 years ago, on August 1st, 1941, The Associação Cultural Brasil-Estados Unidos - ACBEU is located in Salvador, Bahia, the first capital of Brazil and a City that has long played a highly significant role in Brazilian history and culture. ACBEU is a not-for-profit, cultural and educational center which promotes a broad range of cultural enrichment programs and educational exchanges and teaches Portuguese and English as a foreign language.

The PAS (Public Affairs Section), responsible for overseas educational and cultural programs of the United States Government, has classified the center as being one of the outstanding cultural and educational institutions of its kind in Brazil.

The first offering will be in the summer of 2014. Sophomores can also apply to this program. Photos of program sites coming soon.

For more information on this new program, you may contact Prof. Rodolfo A. Franconi ( or Prof. Carlos A. C. Minchillo (

Last Updated: 1/9/14