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Summer Program in Portuguese

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Learn Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth

Earn six college credits in five weeks this summer as you combine academic course work with immersion in the rich Portuguese culture. The UMass Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese offers courses in elementary or intermediate Portuguese, and a diverse array of cultural experiences. 

The Summer Program includes fun and exciting cultural events with performances by internationally known artists, excursions to museums, dinners at local Portuguese restaurants, Portuguese-language film series, concerts performed by local professional artists, traditional community festivals, and more.

College and high school students are welcome to participate. You can choose to stay on campus or commute. 

UMass Dartmouth also offers two online courses concurrent with the on-campus language programs. There is an additional charge to register for each of these courses. Both courses are taught in English. You do not have to be registered for the Summer Program in Portuguese to take one or both of these courses.

Program fee

The cost for the Summer Program is $2,010 to register for the six-credit language course and participate in the cultural activities. Restaurant excursion costs and sundry expenses are not part of the program fee. Housing and food are additional expenses. 

The online courses each cost $1,155. 

Scholarships available

The Summer Program offers a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. The scholarship application is part of your program application form


The University offers on-campus housing in apartment-style residence halls for $175 per week. Meals plans are not available, but students can cook in the apartments. Contact the Housing office to request an application at 508.999.8140.

Course offerings

POR 103
Intensive Elementary Portuguese
6 semester credit hours

POR 203
Intensive Intermediate Portuguese
6 semester credit hours

Additional online course offerings

The Art of Portugal
3 semester credit hours
Online only, taught in English. 

HST 376
Brazil: History and Culture
3 semester credit hours
Online only, taught in English.