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salvador brazil portuguese summer abroad

Program Description

Salvador, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil. This 500-year-old city was built atop spectacular beachside cliffs that overlook the tropical coastline. Salvador is rich in Afro-Brazilian traditions, and the month of June comes alive with many traditional celebrations featuring local music, food and religious festivals.

Students choose from three tracks of Portuguese courses totaling six credit hours. Dr. Orlando Kelm teaches Afro-Brazilian Culture. All other courses are taught by local professors from the Associacão Cultural Brazil-Estados Unidos (ACBEU), a prestigious language school and cultural center.  The program’s unique learning environment offers guest lectures, guided excursions with local experts and a homestay experience. In addition, students participate in service learning projects with community based non-governmental organizations.

ACBEU’s centrally-located Victoria campus boasts highly-qualified teachers, small teacher-to-student ratios, an art gallery, a theater, and provides quick access to the many cultural points of interest in one of the world’s most historical cities.

Courses

6 hours of Portuguese language instruction:

  • POR 601D and POR 611D may meet a foreign language requirement.
  • POR 341 and POR 362 meet major requirements in Portuguese and Spanish & Portuguese.

Faculty Director

Orlando R. Kelm

orlando kelm

Dr. Orlando R. Kelm’s professional interests include the teaching of foreign language and culture for professional purposes, focusing mainly on Latin America and Brazil. He has been one of the most prolific developers of online foreign language learning content, including projects in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Chinese and Turkish. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Business Language Education for UT CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research). Dr. Kelm directed this program in 2010. He has also led several MBA Global Connections programs in South America and China.

Program and Application Details

For full program details and information on how to apply, go to the Program Page.

Questions? Email: Sejal Mehta.

2014 Summer Programs

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Geography, Language and Culture

BOTSWANA
Climate Change, Ecosystems and Human Dynamics

SALVADOR DA BAHIA, BRAZIL
Language and Culture in Salvador

HEREDIA, COSTA RICA
Engaging Global Health

ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
Culture, Diversity and Education at Casa Herrera

HYDERABAD, INDIA
Embedded Systems and Industry Experience

CASTIGLION FIORENTINO, ITALY
Learning Tuscany

BLUEFIELDS, NICARAGUA
Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture

SANTANDER, SPAIN
Language and Culture

SANTANDER, SPAIN
Language, Culture and Engineering

SEVILLE, SPAIN
Evolution: An International and Cultural Perspective

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Field Experience in International Nutrition