Am I eligible to apply?
To be eligible, you must be a full time UGA student in good standing. Incoming freshmen will also be considered for the program.
I am not a UGA student, can I still apply?
You must be accepted for admission to UGA to be eligible for our program. If you are a transfer student, you must first gain UGA acceptance. You will be able to apply once you have started your studies here.
I am graduating within a year, am I still eligible?
We expect a commitment of between 3 and 5 years. You must be able to reach Advanced proficiency in Portuguese to pursue the mandatory Capstone Year in Brazil, and Superior to receive Flagship certification, a process which normally takes 4 years. For this reason, a senior in first year Portuguese would not be a good match for our program.
I am a graduate student, am I eligible?
No, the PFP is aimed at undergraduate students. As a graduate student you should look for funding such as the FLAS, Teaching Assistantships, and UGA Graduate Fellowships.
How good does my Portuguese have to be?
You may be at any level of Portuguese, including a complete beginner if you are an incoming freshman.
I am a native speaker of Portuguese, am I eligible to apply?
It depends on your level of proficiency in Portuguese. If you speak and read Portuguese fluently and are already at or above the Superior level, this is not the best match for you. However, if your level is in the Intermediate to Advanced range of proficiency, you are welcome to apply.
Do I have to be a Romance Languages major?
No, the PFP accepts students from any major and is particularly interested in applicants that come from other disciplines such as business, engineering, journalism, natural sciences, and social sciences.