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Study Abroad: Yale Summer Session in Brazil: Intermediate Portuguese (PORT S130-S140)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sao Jose do Rio Preto, 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):
Program Description:
No longer accepting applications for the 2014 summer.

YSS in São
Jose do Rio Preto & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PORT S130-S140 : Intermediate Portuguese (Group I, L3-L4)


Program Dates: Sunday, June 1 – Saturday, July 26, 2014

Prerequisite: PORT 120 (Elementary Portuguese I and II) or equivalent

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: First three weeks in São Jose do Rio Preto, SP, one week in São Paulo, and the last four weeks in Rio de Janeiro designed to give a broader perspective of modern Brazil. Total immersion provided by rooming with UNESP students. Exposure and active participation in visits to industries, trade schools, after school programs, lectures, and historic tours. An intensive intermediate course in Portuguese language emphasizing development of all language skills. 3 Credits

Instructor: Marta Almeida,

Housing Abroad: In São Jose, program participants will be housed with students of the English and Translation track from Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (UNESP). Classes will be held on campus.  In Rio, students will stay in a hostel, four per room. Classes take place daily on the campus of PUC-RIO (Pontificia Universidade Catolica).  Students must leave the hostel on the last day of the program.

Trips & Activities*: 
•São Jose: Visits to local industries - software, soft drink manufacturers and ethanol. Visits to a trade school, after school programs and community projects. Individual participation in these activities.
•Rio de Janeiro:
lectures and visit to a community center.
*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 should arrive at São Paulo, Brazil (Guarulhos Airport-GRU) on Sunday June 1. Upon arrival to GRU, the program will arrange for the students' travel from São Paulo to São Jose do Rio Preto (round trip). Students should make arrangements home for Saturday, July 26 from the Rio de Janeiro.

Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and researching if a visa is needed. U.S. citizens must get 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. The visa must be obtained before classes begin.

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

Questions: For course content questions contact instructor:  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.