The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) has announced the 2012 UMass Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese scheduled to June 25 through July 27.
The program offers four for credit courses to undergraduate and high school students at all levels of linguistic and academic proficiency.
A limited number of scholarships is available based on academic merit and financial need. The deadline for US students applications is April 13th. International student must apply by March 31st.
The program will provide a full schedule of cultural events showcasing the diversity of the Portuguese-speaking world as reflected in the South Coast region, including: excursions to nearby cities, museums, beaches and other natural areas, as well as the traditional community festivals.
Sponsored by Lisbon-based Luso-American Foundation the College of Arts and Sciences and Administered through Professional and Continuing Education, the program is directed by Prof. Christopher Larkosh.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has the largest Department of Portuguese in North America, with six full-time professors, ten faculty members in affiliated departments in the humanities and social sciences, and a full graduate program, offering both an MA in Portuguese Studies and a PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory.
Students can register either by mail or by phone by contacting the University Enrollment Center at 508 999 9129