Service & Study Abroad

Contact Information

Christopher T. Lewis

Assistant Professor
Section Head
Portuguese & Brazilian Studies 

Lisa Hutton

Academic Advisor
World Languages & Cultures

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Study Abroad

Immerse yourself in the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture by participating in one of the University of Utah's study abroad affiliate programs to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador, or Florianópolis, Brazil. Both summer and semester-long programs are available. For students interested in Portugal, we recommend the Luso-American Development Foundation's Study in Portugal Network.

FLAS Applicants and Recipients: Please contact a staff member in the Center for Latin American Studies to ensure your choice of program’s eligibility for use with a FLAS scholarship as well as for additional information about approved programs from our partner FLAS institutions.

International Internships

Compete for internships to Brazil through the Hinckley Institute. Different internships are available each semester, so check back to see if there is one that interests you. Some past internships include working with the Azul Airlines PR department, Vigzul management (a security systems startup), BambooZar, a nonprofit organization that promotes research for the sustainable use of bamboo, and the Utah Trade Delegation.

University of Utah International Ambassador

Volunteer as an ambassador for international students and receive a $250 scholarship. As an international ambassador, you can be paired with an incoming student from Brazil (or other countries) to help introduce them to the climate and culture of Utah and the university, while also improving your language skills. Click here for for the application for spring semester 2016.

Utah Portugese K-12 Immersion

Utah is expanding its Portuguese dual-immersion program in the state's elementary schools. Click the link above for more information. Please contact Jaime Leite if you would like to volunteer in a Portuguese classroom.