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Live in Salvador de Bahia, a 500-year-old city and UNESCO World Heritage site, built atop spectacular beachside cliffs that overlook the tropical coastline. While in Salvador, enjoy a unique opportunity to learn Portuguese and about intercultural communication, taught by either a UT professor or local instructors. Immerse yourself in the culture of the region via a homestay and enjoy the various festivals that take place in the month of June, featuring local music, food, religion, and Afro-Brazilian traditions.


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  • POR 353 - Sociolinguistics: Where Language and Culture Meet in Brazil and
    POR 329S - Upper Division Topics in Portuguese or
  • POR 601D - Introductory Portuguese or
  • POR 611D - Intermediate Portuguese II or
  • POR 610S - Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I or
  • POR 611S - Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II

Academic Information

Students earn a total of 6 credits and may choose from various tracks. Students in the POR Flagship Program will take additional classes during the Spring semester at UT, and also stay in Salvador for 1 additional week May 29-July 17, 2021. Non-Flagship students will attend May 29-July 10 dates.


UT professor Orlando Kelm will teach POR 353 "Sociolinguistics: Where Language and Culture Meet in Brazil". All other courses taught by local professors.

Language(s) of Instruction

Portuguese and English


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students live in homestays in areas relatively close to the school but distances vary. Homestay includes 3 meals per day. Students are required to live in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2021 Program fee: $4,525 (estimated). 2020 Program Fee $4,525. There are two tracks with different costs. See cost matrix link below for more information. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance,transport and personal expenses. *Additional fee $195 for Portuguese Flagship Program students.

Program Dates:

- Summer First
  • May 29, 2021 to July 10, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2021
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2021

Application Code


Additional Resources

Information Session
Financial Aid
Frequently Asked Questions
Fin Responsibility Policy

Next Step

Program planned for 2021. Attend an info session to learn more: (Sep 14 4pm | Oct 8 4pm | Oct 27 4pm | Nov 11 4Ppm). See Information Session link above for Zoom links. For questions, contact Program Coordinator, Parker Pflaum, at

Program information above is subject to change