Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Portuguese class

Choose a Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies!  This interdisciplinary minor combines courses in advanced Portuguese language and culture, Portuguese literature in translation, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, History and Political Science. For more information on course requirements, visit the Loading....

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  • Portuguese fulfills the language requirement at the College.  The Basic Track 101-102-201-202 (12 credits in 2 years) or the Fast Track 150-250 (12 credits in 1 year) counts toward the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Minor.  So when you complete your language requirement with Portuguese, you will already have 6 credits toward a minor!  Classes for the minor can be all in Portuguese, or combined with classes taught in English in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Political Science, or History.
  • You can spend a summer study abroad semester in Brazil led by our faculty, with no Portuguese language requirement!

    Study Abroad in Brazil

     Brazil Maymester 2023

    In our Maymester study abroad we learn how Brazil’s history contributes to its rich diversity of culture, and how literature provides a point of entry for tropical places like the Amazon.  You will visit Recife, Fernando de Noronha, Salvador, Iguassu Falls, Manaus, Belem, or Marajo Island. Boat trips on the Amazon River are a highlight. You will also experience the big-city life of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

    For more info or to apply: CofC Summer Study Abroad Programs




Dr. Daniela Meireles
Dr. Luci Moreira

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club events

Feijoada Brazilian dinner
Concert of Brazilian music
Samba lessons
Bate-Papo conversation table
Movie nights
Cooking classes
Guest lectures
Game nights
Soccer in the square
Capoeira lessons 

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Portuguese Club Advisor: Dr. Daniela Meireles

Club Officers 2022-23
President: Sydney Santos
Vice-President: Olivia Wolfe-Gay
Secretary: Gisele Gary
Treasurer: Alex Sea

Check out our Portuguese and Brazilian Studies News Blog!

Join the Phi Lambda Beta  National Portuguese Honor Society

A national honor society of undergraduate and graduate students who have shown outstanding achievement in the study of Portuguese language, culture and literature.