• 2nd Cohort Arrives in Brazil 

    The second cohort of PFP students is starting their Capstone Year in Brazil as of last week. They are adjusting to Brazil and will start classes at UNESP on March 5th. The Capstone Year consists of intensive Portuguese instruction and university coursework at UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista), and an internship in a field related to each student’s major and professional interests.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2nd Cohort Arrives in Brazil
  • LACSI Welcomes the Six UNESP Students That Came From Brazil For a Semester Exchange.

     

    As part of the Partnership and Reciprocal exchange between the University of Georgia (UGA) and the “Universidade Estadual Paulista” (UNESP), these six students are spending this Spring semester 2014 at UGA. They are the first students coming through this Partnership and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) is pleased to welcome them.

    UNESP Exchange Students
  • The First Cohort of PFP Students Return to the United States After Spending their Capstone Year in Brazil

    The first cohort of PFP students arrived home this December 2013 after spending their Capstone Year in Brazil. The Capstone Year consists of intensive Portuguese instruction and university coursework at UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista), and an internship in a field related to each student’s major and professional interests.http://youtu.be/iOGBBB98MIY

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    Brazil Welcomes The First Cohort of PFP Students
  • Where the Jobs Are: Brazil

    The Portuguese Flagship Program at UGA does much more than teach Portuguese and send students on study abroad programs. It can also serve as a stepping stone into an international career in which a high level of Portuguese proficiency and overseas professional experience is particularly valuable. In 2012 Brazil overtook the UK as the sixth largest economy in the world. Read this CNN article, and follow the interactive graph below, to understand why so many young professionals today are seeking work opportunities in Brazil.

    Where the jobs are: Brazil.
  • Brazilian Northeastern Music came to UGA

     

    The NYC-based group, Matuto, told the story of forró legend Luiz Gonzaga at a musical presentation at UGA’s Tate Center on November 19, 2013. They also gave a full concert at The Melting Point in downtown Athens on November 19, 2013. The band brought a unique blend of traditional Northeastern music and American bluegrass to the Athens community and Flagship students. Above, Zé Maurícia, Clay Ross, Rob Curto, Mike Lavalle, Tim Keiper. Click here to read about Matuto…

    Brazilian Northeastern Music came to UGA
  • Museu da Língua Portuguesa

    The Portuguese Language Museum, situated in the historic Estação da Luz train station in São Paulo, Brazil tells the story of the Portuguese language, through special exhibitions highlighting literary figures, a “planetarium of words,” a video gallery, historical timelines, and numerous other interactive exhibits. Since its opening in 2006, it has become one of the most visited museums in Latin America, and will serve as host and partner to future cohorts of Portuguese Flagship students.

    Museu da Língua Portuguesa

    Museu da Língua Portuguesa