Portuguese FSP Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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Spanish and Portuguese


This program coincides with the Portuguese LSA+.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a combined foreign study program and advanced language study program in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Classes are taught at the CET center and at the Pontificia Universidade Catolico de Sao Paulo (PUC-SP).
The FSP is oriented towards the acquisition of an advanced level of the Portuguese language (Brazilian Portuguese) through the experience of living with a Brazilian family studying language, literature, and civilization, and excursions to sites of interest in São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro.

São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. It is a hub of business, culture, sports, and the arts that appeals to a wide range of tastes and interests. Founded in 1554, São Paulo matured into a culturally diverse city, powerful economically and politically. It was one of the first cities to benefit from the coffee boom in the late 19th century. Soon after, it became the foremost industrial center in Latin America, attracting major waves of domestic migrants and foreign immigrants, particularly Italians, Germans, Japanese, Lebanese, Syrians, Greeks, Chinese, and Koreans. Home to top institutions of higher education, São Paulo has a large and diverse population of university students and is Brazil's main center for academic research and professional development.



Faculty Director


One of the following:

PORT | 9 | 90:
Writing and Speaking: A Cultural Approach

PORT | 20 | 90:
The Portuguese-Speaking World and its Literatures and Cultures: The Definition of an Identity

OR an equivalent  course by permission from the faculty director

Selection Criteria: Participants will be accepted on the basis of their application forms, letters of reference, and an interview

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

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