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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Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University

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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.

For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at salmon@loyno.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.

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The Pebbles Center turns 10!

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The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.

Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!

Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.

Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.

For more information or if you have questions please contact the Latin American Resource Center at crcrts@tulane.edu or check our Facebook page.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the New Orleans Public Library.

Photo by Nina Menconi.

Art Syncopation

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.

Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.

Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.