Study either in Brazil or in Portugal (usually in the junior year or during the summer) is strongly encouraged as an important part of the concentration. Up to four credits from participation in foreign-study programs can be applied towards the concentration in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.
For further information about Study Abroad, including non-Brown programs, consult Brown's Office of International Programs (OIP).
Students should begin to prepare early for participation in such programs. For example, keep in mind that students intending to participate in the CASA-Brasil Program who begin the study of Portuguese as sophomores should start with Intensive Portuguese (POBS 0110) so that they can complete POBS 0400 (a prerequisite for participation in the program) in the spring semester. Other programs may have different requirements.