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.

Events - 2013

UMD Summer Program in Portuguese receives $10,000 FLAD grant for scholarships

UMD Summer Program in Portuguese receives $10,000 FLAD grant for scholarships
UMD Summer Program in
Portuguese receives $10,000 FLAD
grant for scholarships

The UMass Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese, now in its 20th year, has received a grant of $10,000 from the Luso-American Foundation of Lisbon, to be used for student scholarships.

For many years, the Summer Program in Portuguese has provided an excellent opportunity for students at all levels to improve their linguistic proficiency, while learning about the Lusophone world, comprised of over 240 million people in eight countries on four continents and global diasporas. This year intensive courses in beginning and intermediate Portuguese are supplemented with three online only courses: “Advanced Portuguese,” “Introduction to Portuguese Literature and Culture” and “Brazil: History and Culture.”

All interested students are encouraged to apply for a Luso-American Foundation Scholarship. To request an application, contact :

The Summer Program has also received funds from Camões, an institution dedicated to promoting the teaching of the Portuguese language throughout the world, for a Portuguese and Lusophone Film Series, which will feature a screening and question-and-answer session with internationally recognized director Miguel Gonçalves Mendes.

As in previous years, the Summer Program will offer cultural activities that are open to the public, including lectures in Lusophone studies, the film series, and a Brazilian musical performance.

The Summer Program is administered through Profession and Continuing Education. Courses are offered through the departments of Portuguese, History and English.