The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.


$5,000 in scholarships still available for UMD Summer Program in Portuguese

The Luso-American Development Foundation has recently made thousands of dollars in scholarships available for students who apply to the UMass-Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese, which runs from July 7th to August 6, 2008. Course topics range from elementary to advanced Portuguese, Portuguese-English translation, Portuguese-American literature and culture, contemporary Brazilian history, to an advanced undergraduate/graduate course on the Portuguese cultural encounter in Asia. A specific number of scholarships is reserved for teachers of Portuguese and high school students.

Those interested in registering for these courses and applying for scholarships can visit the program's website at to download an application, or can call the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture directly at (508) 999-8255.

Contact Information
Prof. Christopher Larkosh
Dept. of Portuguese
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.,
Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747 USA
Tel:  1 (508) 910-6291