Brazilian Language, History, and Culture
Study Portuguese in vibrant São Paulo while learning Brazilian song and dance, cooking, and jewelry-making. This five-week Brazilian Language, History, and Culture program includes several cultural activities, two literature classes, and a tour of Downtown São Paulo where students experience authentic cuisine in the traditional Mercado Municipal. Students can live in a homestay, student house, or hostel
São Paulo, Brazil
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
Students attend courses on weekdays (4 hours per day / 100 hours total). Courses include Portuguese language; History, and Brazilian Culture; and Introduction to Brazilian and Portuguese Literature.
HOW TO LIST THIS PROGRAM IN THE ISEP APPLICATION
When completing the Host Site Request List, please indicate the host site program name and if required, list your selected courses. Your entry may look like this example below:
1. FAAP: Brazilian Language, History, and Culture – ISEP Direct
FAAP offers two course options depending on the student’s language knowledge:
Intensive Portuguese Courses I and II for English Speakers: Students whose native or second language is English (and have no knowledge of Spanish) will be enrolled in this introductory language course. Course descriptions.
Intensive Portuguese Course I and II for Spanish Speakers: This course is designed for students (a) who are fluent in Spanish, either native or as a second language (intermediate or above), or (b) who have taken four semesters of university-level Portuguese language courses and be in the A2 level (according to the European Framework of Reference). This course draws students’ attention to forms that differ from Spanish: taking advantage of the similarities, stressing the differences, and focusing on those features of Portuguese which are most difficult for Spanish speakers. Course description.
Normally, students applying to any course will be required to schedule an online interview with the language coordinator at FAAP to determine their language level. Once in Brazil, students will take a placement test.
Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.
See the Membership Directory for details.
June 13 – July 23, 2013
HOUSING AND MEALS
A stipend for housing and meals is provided. Students may stay in in a homestay, student house, or hostel.
Established in 1947, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) is currently considered one of the most important and respected academic institutions in Brazil. It has over 13,000 students and 750 professors on staff. FAAP is also well known in the cultural arena through the MAB (Museum of Brazilian Art) and the FAAP theater.
The FAAP campus is located in Higienópolis, one of the most traditional districts of São Paulo. São Paulo itself is the fourth largest city in the world, the largest in South America, and the economic and cultural heart of Brazil. It also has a strong focus on arts and entertainment, with 223 cinemas, 92 theatres, 11 cultural centers, 70 museums, dozens of historic buildings, 7 large soccer stadiums, and the automobile racecourse of Interlagos—seat of the Formula I World Championship.