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Study Abroad: Yale Summer Session in Brazil: Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers and Intro to Brazil (PORT S112-S122 & S352)
Paraty, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Program Terms: Summer
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Website: Click to visit
Program Budget: Summer
Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
1 first semester freshman, 1.5 second semester freshman, 2 first semester sophomore, 2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior, 4 first semester senior, 4.5 second semester senior, graduate or professional student, other
 Fields of Study:
Humanities, Language study (program is exclusively language study)
 Program Language(s):
English, Portuguese
 Minimum Semesters of
Language Study Required
(Yale or equivalent)
Program Description:

No longer accepting applications for the 2014 summer.

YSS in Paraty & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PORT S112-S122: Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers (Group I, L1-L2)
PORT S352: Introduction to Brazil: Cultural History (Group I, Hu)



Program Dates: Monday, June 2 – Saturday, July 26, 2014
Students should arrive in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, June 22.

Prerequisite: Intermediate knowledge of another Romance language.

Expenses: Participants are responsible for all costs of the program. A breakdown of the program budget can be found by clicking on the "Program Budget" link here or at the top of the page.

Funding: Yale students on financial aid are eligible for the International Summer Award (ISA). 
(Please be aware the ISA has a cap of $10,000.) Students from other universities should consult their financial aid offices.

Course Description: The first three weeks of the program meet in New Haven, followed by one week in Paraty, and four weeks in Rio de Janeiro. 
PORT S112-S122: An intensive elementary course in Portuguese language emphasizing development of all language skills. 
PORT S352: Conducted in English with sessions in Portuguese in Brazil. An introduction to Brazilian cultural history from 1500 to the present. Essential themes and figures for understanding modern Brazil.
Students must take both courses. PORT S112-S122: 3 Credits, PORT S352: 1 Credit, Total: 4 credits

Instructors: Elizabeth Jackson, & K. David Jackson, 

Housing Abroad: Students stay in the Pousada da Condessa in Paraty. Classes will meet at the pousada. In Rio, students live with host families. Please keep in mind that accommodations with host families will vary. Placement will be within a short commute to class. Classes take place daily at IBEU-Ipanema (Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos).  Students must leave IBEU housing on the last day of the program, Saturday, July 26.

Trips & Activities*: Paraty: Schooner Cruise, Academy of Cooking, and city tour. Rio de Janeiro: Sítio Burle Marx botanical garden and Casa do Pontal Museum, city excursions, and a farewell dinner. *Subject to change.

Application Process: Apply through the Center for International Experience website.
Application fee: $55 Application opens: December 15, 2013 Application deadline: February 15, 2013

Airfare: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Rio de Janeiro. Students should arrive at the international airport in Rio de Janeiro (GIG) on Sunday, June 22 before 10:00am. Classes end on Friday, July 25 at noon and students need to leave program provided housing by Saturday, July 26.

Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and researching whether a visa is required. (U.S. citizens do require a tourist visa for this program.) If a student requires a visa and needs supporting documents from the Study Abroad office, they must give the office at least a week's notice in preparing those documents for them. If needed, a visa must be obtained before classes begin in New Haven.

Pre-departure Orientation: A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held for this program.

Questions: For course content questions contact instructors: or  For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff:

Click here to view the list of CIPE Residential College Peers: students in your college who have already participated in an international experience.

Dates and Deadlines:
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.