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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact Emory College Study Abroad for more information.
Program Description:

Overview

 

Overview

 
This program runs during odd years; it is expected to run again during Summer 2021.

Emory's Portuguese Studies Summer Program is set in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and home to new technologies, biomedical research, fine arts, music, and exciting cultural life. Set on seven hills along the Tagus river, Lisbon is an enchanting place. It has the added benefit of being affordable and Europe’s safest capital, easily navigable by public transport. Bearing the marks of its rich history, Lisbon boasts a vibrant and cosmopolitan contemporary culture. 

During the program, you will focus on Portugal's histories of slavery, immigration, commerce and cultural exchange with Africa and the Americas, from the age of maritime expansion to the present day, and reveal the way in which these have shaped the cultural landscape of Portugal’s capital. The course work, focusing on Portuguese culture and history, is complemented by regular group excursions around the city, one overnight visit to the city of Oporto, in the north of Portugal, and a day-long excursion to the south of the country. 
 

Location

 

Location

  • Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and an exciting center for fine arts, theater, music and cultural life
  • Stunningly beautiful, Lisbon bears the marks of its rich history and boasts a vibrant and cosmopolitan contemporary culture
  • Known as “The City of Seven Hills”, Lisbon offers vast views of the Tagus river
  • Population: 510,000
 

Application Process

 

Application Process


Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 14.  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. Applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview as part of the application process.

Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.

 
 

 Dates

Dates

May 25 - June 29, 2019 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • 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
    • One semester of Portuguese language study; or SPAN 202 or higher; or demonstrated proficiency in a Romance language
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

Students take a total of 8 credits.

Courses: All students take PORT 334W Portuguese Cultural Identities plus one Portuguese language course at the appropriate level, based on previous language experience. Students take a total of 8 credits.

PORT 334W Portuguese Cultural Identities (4 credits)
From the Roman and Muslim roots to the Portuguese Empire, from Monarchy to Democracy, this seminar examines the history of Portugal, via an analysis of its capital’s cultural productions, from its early days to the present. The course aims to evaluate how major cultural and historic events played a role in the development of the country, as well as to investigate the interconnections between history, literature, culture, and national identity. Using an interdisciplinary perspective, we will focus on Portugal’s histories of slavery, immigration, commerce and cultural exchange with Africa, the Americas, and Asia, from the age of maritime expansion to the present day, and reveal the way in which these have shaped the cultural landscape of Portugal’s capital. The selected texts, films, music, primary sources and tours will serve as a vehicle for a deeper and broader understanding of the culture and the civilization of Portugal. Conducted in English.

PORT 114 Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers (4 credits)
PORT 114 is an intensive course for students with little or no preparation in the language, but are Spanish speakers (or of another Romance Language). It stresses the fundamental language skills of understanding, speaking, reading and also writing. Aspects of Luso-African-Brazilian culture will also be presented. Students will be exposed to a vast array of meaningful artistic production via the literary, performing, digital, and visual arts. Classes will be taught exclusively in Portuguese in order to expose the students to the language. It is also a goal of the course to create a positive interaction among the students. Group work will be frequent, as well as the use of the students’ different background and experience with the language.

PORT 214 Mapping Lisbon: Intermediate Portuguese (4 credits)
This course aims to further develop communication skills in Portuguese and expand knowledge of Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultural traditions. This course is designed so as to dialogically interweave the arts and language acquisition. The arts touch upon every aspect of human life. The integration of the arts into language acquisition provides students with a rich experience in a target language and culture. Students will be exposed to a vast array of meaningful artistic production via the literary, performing, digital, and visual arts. Students will learn to communicate through extensive practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening: reviewing and learning of a broader vocabulary, perfecting their knowledge of grammar, and studying Portuguese culture and society. Reading about and delving into the cultures of the city of Lisbon and interacting with the written texts chosen by the instructor are emphasized, as are compositions. Classes will be conducted 100% in Portuguese in order to expose the student to the target language. It is also a goal of the course to create a positive, engaging, and fruitful interaction among the students. Group work will be frequent, as well as the use of the students’ different backgrounds and experiences with the language. Students will complete a portfolio showcasing work done throughout the five weeks in Portugal in the areas of photography, dance, music, painting, architecture, poetry, theatre, prose, and cinema. 

PORT 314 Mapping Lisbon: Advanced Portuguese (4 credits)
This course aims to further develop communication skills in Portuguese and expand knowledge of Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultural traditions. This course is designed so as to dialogically interweave the arts and language acquisition. The arts touch upon every aspect of human life. The integration of the arts into language acquisition provides students with a rich experience in a target language and culture. Students will be exposed to a vast array of meaningful artistic production via the literary, performing, digital, and visual arts. Students will learn to communicate through extensive practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening: reviewing and learning of a broader vocabulary, perfecting their knowledge of grammar, and studying Portuguese culture and society. Reading about and delving into the cultures of the city of Lisbon and interacting with the written texts chosen by the instructor are emphasized, as are compositions. Classes will be conducted 100% in Portuguese in order to expose the student to the target language. It is also a goal of the course to create a positive, engaging, and fruitful interaction among the students. Group work will be frequent, as well as the use of the students’ different backgrounds and experiences with the language. Students will complete a portfolio showcasing work done throughout the five weeks in Portugal in the areas of photography, dance, music, painting, architecture, poetry, theatre, prose, and cinema. 
 
 

Housing

 

Housing

Students will live in double or triple-occupancy suites at a modern apartment.
 

Cost and Funding

 

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.
 

Policies

 

Policies

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 require all students to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation by April 15. This assignment will be deployed through Canvas in early April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students  
 

Contacts

 

Contacts

Dr. Ana Teixeira
Program Director
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
ana.teixeira@emory.edu

Emory College Study Abroad
404-727-2240
studyabroad@emory.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.