PORT 20X/PORT 102A: Portuguese Language & Culture

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Program Dates

June 20–August 14, 2013

Program Overview

This course aims to provide continuity to the study of Portuguese Language and Culture available at the California State University San Jose, enhance the students’ awareness of Portuguese Culture through direct contact with Portuguese educational and cultural institutions. Additionally, the course will lead the students through a comprehensive trajectory that will establish the historical, cultural, economic and political links between Portugal, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, particularly South America.

Country Facts

Visit the CIA World Factbook page on Portugal for general information about its geography, people, government, economy, transportation, and more.

Academic Program

PORT 20X & PORT&nbps;102A, Portuguese Language and Portuguese Culture (6 units) (both Beginning and Intermediate Portuguese language levels available)

The course will be divided into two sections: Language / Literature and Portuguese Culture. For the Language / Literature session students will be able to select between two levels of language–Beginning or Intermediate, while advanced students will be able to opt for the Portuguese Literature class. Acceptance in the Intermediate language class and/or Literature class Classes will require some knowledge of Portuguese. (Students must have completed at least one semester of language, or have passed an aptitude test in Portuguese). Beginning Portuguese is open to all students. Students will earn 3 units of credit for the Language / Literature Section and 3 Units of credit for the Portuguese Culture Session.


This program is open to all applicants. Enrollment in intermediate Portuguese language/literature requires at least one semester of Portuguese language, or the equivalent. Beginning Portuguese is open to all students.

Accommodation, Safety and Visas

Students will be hosted by several Institutions of Higher Learning in Portugal, namely the University of the Azores, in the Island of São Miguel, the University of Coimbra, in the city of Coimbra, The Escola Superior de Gestão de Idanha-a-Nova in the GeoPark Naturtejo, and by the University Lusófona in the cities of Porto and Lisbon.

As a U.S. passport holder, you will be allowed to enter Portugal without a visa for up to 90 days. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

There is currently no US travel warning for Portugal. For more information about safety abroad, visit the US Department of State Travel Information page for France.

Program Leader

Deolinda Adao, World Languages and Literatures
(408) 924-4022

Estimated Costs

The first 10 SJSU students to submit applications to this program will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward the program cost.

SJSU Special Session Tuition (6 Credits @ $250 each) 1,500
Administration Fee 200
Program fees, lodging, class materials and local tours approx. 4,280
Estimated Total $5,980


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