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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 about intercultural communication and the local language, 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.


Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts


  • POR 341 - Afro Brazilian Literature & Culture 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 Portuguese Flagship Program will take LA 119 during the Spring semester at UT, and also stay in Salvador for 1 additional week.


UT professor Niyi Afolabi will teach POR 341 "Afro Brazilian Literature & Culture". 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

2020 Program Fee TBD; 2019 Program Fee: $4250. There are two tracks with different costs. 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 30, 2020 to July 11, 2020
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
Visa Information

Next Step

Summer 2020 application coming soon. For more info contact program coordinator, Jean Ooi at

Program information above is subject to change