The University of Arizona offers students the opportunity to study the Portuguese language intensively during a six week summer program. The summer program will include cultural visits around Fortaleza and to nearby sites such as Jericoacoara, Cumbuco, and Canoa Quebrada.
The growing relationship between Brazil and the United States is the rationale behind the development of this program; as Brazil develops on the world economic scene, there will be a growing range of opportunities for Portuguese speakers.
During the Summer, the UA offers an intensive 6-week summer language and culture program, which is supplemented by several lectures on modern Brazil, Brazilian cinema and literature, and visits to nearby cultural sites. Students at all levels of Portuguese instruction may participate in the Summer program, as well as students who are fluent in Spanish. Students will earn 6 units of UA credits in Portuguese during the Summer program.