Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Portuguese Immersion: Talk about tough decisions: Brazil or Portugal?

“There’s never been a better time to go to Brazil. With the Rio Olympic Games on the horizon in 2016 and the infrastructure already in place from the most recent World Cup, Brazil has never been so equipped to welcome international visitors. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to attract students with its old-world charm, delicious cuisine, and unique Iberian landscape. On top of this, Portuguese has never been more popular on U.S. university campuses: according to the most recent MLA report on language enrollments, between 2009 and 2013, Portuguese enrollments jumped by 10%. Here are some of the world’s best programs for studying Portuguese as a foreign language.”

Languages do matter!


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