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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.


Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts


  • POR 367C - Brazilian Life & Culture and
    POR 329S - Upper Division Topics in Portuguese or
  • POR 610D - Beginning Portuguese II or
  • POR 610S - Beginning Portuguese for Spanish Speakers or
  • POR 311J - Intermediate Portuguese I and
    POR 314J - Intermediate Portuguese II

Academic Information

Students earn a total of 6 credits and may choose from various tracks. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive in-residence credit for POR 367C. All other courses will be transfer credit.


UT professor Orlando Kelm will teach POR 367C "Brazilian Life & Culture." All other courses taught by local professors.

Language(s) of Instruction

Portuguese and English


  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance
  • Good academic standing; minimum 2.5 GPA (undergrad) 3.0 GPA (grad)
  • Prerequisite for POR 367C: POR 327C with a "C" or better
  • Prerequisite for POR 311J + 314J: POR 610D or 610S with "C" or better
  • Prerequisite for POR 610D: POR 601D with a "C" or better

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

2022 Program fee: $4,525 (estimated). 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.


- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 25, 2022 to August 12, 2022
  • Instructional: June 27, 2022 to August 11, 2022
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2022

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Lindsey M Jamieson

Additional Resources


Next Step

Check back for info session dates/times. Click the Apply Now link below to begin your application. If you have any questions, please email

Program information above is subject to change