- Travel with Emory professors, taking your education in Atlanta out into the world
- Continue studying the Portuguese language while immersing yourself in Brazilian culture in the largest metropolis in South America, São Paulo.
- Take Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries focusing on history, cultural practices, and social formations of metropolitan São Paulo and be introduced to key political and economic developments that have influenced contemporary society in Brazil
- Live and study with your peers in shared apartments in the city while you explore all São Paulo has to offer
- In a city known for its fine arts, theater, music and cultural life, students in the upper levels of Portuguese instruction will have their language course taught through the lens of art and artistic production
- Experience São Paulo through planned weekend excursions to Mercadão (largest commercial market in the city) and the diverse Liberdade neighborhood among other destinations
- Meet individuals in São Paulo from each of Brazil’s 26 states and from many ethnic backgrounds including Japanese, Italian, Jewish, Syrian, and Lebanese in this global city
- Experience the art of your classes first hand through the famous concert and opera venues Theatro Municipal and Sala São Paulo
- Escape the metropolitan hustle and bustle for a weekend to do some ecotourism in Parque Estadual Serra do Mar just south of the city
- São Paulo is one of the most famous cities for pizza in the world, sporting nearly 6,000 pizza restaurants, so you certainly won’t go hungry in your time living here
- São Paulo has a population of 11 millions residents in its city proper, and nearly 20 millions in its metropolitan boundaries
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15. The application deadline is February 15. Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.
Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Once submitting your application, please contact Dr. Katherine Ostrom to schedule an application interview.
July 8 - August 4, 2018 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
- Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
- Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- At least one semester of Portuguese language
Courses: All students take “Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries” and one Portuguese language course at the appropriate level, based on previous language experience.
Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries (4 credits) HIST 330W/PORT 330W:
Dr. Tom Rogers
Description: This course will focus on history, cultural practices, and social formations of metropolitan São Paulo, and will introduce students to key political and economic developments that have influenced contemporary society.
Beginning Portuguese for Speakers of Another Romance Language (4 credits) PORT 111:
Dr. Katherine Ostrom
Description: PORT 111 is an intensive course for students with little or no preparation in the language, but are Spanish speakers (or of another Romance Language). It stressed the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and also writing. Diverse aspects of Brazilian culture will be presented.
Mapping Sao Paulo through the Arts (Intermediate Portuguese, 4 credits) PORT 211:
Dr. Katherine Ostrom
Description: PORT 211 aims to further develop communication skills in Portuguese and expand knowledge of Brazilian cultural traditions. This course is designed so as to dialogically interweave the arts and language acquisition. The students will be exposed to a vast array of meaningful artistic production.
Mapping Sao Paulo through the Arts (Advanced Portuguese, 4 credits) PORT 311:
Dr. Katherine Ostrom
Description: PORT 311 is designed to interweave the arts and language acquisition. The students will be exposed to a vast array of meaningful artistic production, via the literary, performing, and visual arts. Students will further their linguistic competence through extensive practice in writing and speaking.
Students stay in double or triple apartments with fully equipped kitchens and wi-fi.
Cost and Funding
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet
Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details. Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a mandatory general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students