Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

International Programs

Summer in Brazil 2014: Portuguese Language & Culture
São Paulo | June 22 – August 1, 2014

Imagine yourself studying in the country hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup! The Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites undergraduates and graduate students interested in Portuguese language and Brazilian studies to participate in the Summer in Brazil program in 2014. São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, is an exciting center for fine arts, theater, music and cultural life. This city is a medley of Brazilians from the country’s 26 states and from multiple ethnic groups, which makes for an exciting mix of traditions and fabulous food on every street.

The intensive academic program is organized by collaborations among Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Emory universities, as well as with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Students have the opportunity to earn 6-7 credits and will take one Portuguese language course (two levels) and a Brazilian culture course taught by PUC-SP and Tulane faculty. Students will stay with host families in São Paulo for a total Portuguese immersion experience.

COURSES OFFERED:

  • PORT 6130 (required; 3 credits): Brazilian Cultural Imaginaries, 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.
  • PORT 2030 (4 credits): Intensive Intermediate Portuguese reviews fundamental skills of the Portuguese language and introduces Brazilian literature and culture through plays, short stories, and film.
  • PORT 3040 (3 credits): Grammar and Writing in Portuguese will involve analysis and practice in the written language and is taught by PUC-SP faculty.

PROGRAM COST:
The 2014 program cost of the six-week program is $6,700:

  • $5,000 for tuition
  • $1,700 housing, meals, and activities

The program cost includes 6-7 Tulane credits (transferable to other universities), Brazilian family home stays, one meal per day, medical insurance, and specialized group tours and activities. Airfare, incidental costs, registration fee with Federal Police of Brazil (approximately $120.00), and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.

Scholarships: This program qualifies as a FLAS-approved program with 140 contact hours of language instruction. For more information on application procedures, eligible students interested in applying should visit the following:
Graduate students, click here. (scroll down to “FLAS Summer Fellowships”)
Undergraduates, click here.
The FLAS Fellowship application deadline is February 21, 2014. Note that the fellowship application and the program application are separate applications.

PROGRAM APPLICATION:
Student applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. The pre-requisite for this program is to have completed one Tulane Portuguese language course; non-Tulane students are required to have completed two outside-institution Portuguese language courses. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer.

Complete applications (application form, copy of transcript, and two recommendations) and a $300 non-refundable deposit are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2014.
Click here to download the 2014 application.
THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2014 PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.

For questions, contact Laura Wise at 504.862.8629, or at sclassum@tulane.edu.

Download a printable flyer for this program here.

View photos from Brazil 2012 here!

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Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

La convocatoria será publicada en agosto 2014.

Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.

Call for papers coming in August 2014.