In this six-week, eight-credit program, students complete the equivalent of one year of Portuguese language at the intermediate level in Rio, known as the cidade maravilhosa: the marvelous city. Excursions to sites within the city complement the classroom learning and allow students to discover this spectacular city and its world-renowned beauty. Classes are held at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-Rio), in one of Rio’s loveliest neighborhoods. Students immerse themselves in Portuguese language and Brazilian culture in the colorful cultural center of Rio de Janeiro. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to study Brazilian and South American culture in a globally important cultural capital.
This program is offered for those students who are looking to enhance their Spanish language skills while working abroad in one of Europe’s most important vibrant commercial centers. Students with sufficient language skills take three courses along with an internship, which ranges between 15 and 20 hours per week.
The Boston University Shanghai Internship Program offers a semester of study and internship experience, in the vibrant and booming metropolis of Shanghai. Chinese language courses are offered at all levels and no prior coursework in Chinese is required. Students with no previous background in Chinese enroll in the eight-credit “Beginning Intensive Chinese” course. This program gives students the opportunity to experience the professional culture of China and apply their coursework in language and culture on a day-to-day basis. Internship placements vary according to students’ interests, backgrounds, previous work experience, and language ability. The program provides opportunities in a wide range of disciplines, so students from all majors are encouraged to apply.