Why Portuguese?

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WHY PORTUGUESE?
 
 There are several reasons to learn Portuguese and delve into the Portuguese-speaking cultures:
 
  • Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world!
  • It is the official language of 9 countries located in South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
  • The U.S Department of State classified it as a critical language.
  • Brazil is the 9th largest economy in the world.
  • Easy to learn for Romance Language speakers (Spanish, French, Italian)
  • Our classes are small, dynamic and fun.

 

WHAT TO DO WITH A PORTUGUESE MINOR?
In addition to a rigorous trainning in Portuguese-speaking language and cultures, our students also develop essential skills on critical thinking, written and verbal expression, cross-cultural awareness and communication. Here are some potential places where these skills can be applied:
 
The U.S. Department of State;
The IMF;
The IDB (Inter-American Development Bank);
The World Bank;
International Non-Profits working with Latin America or African countries;
The embassies and Consulates of the 8 Portuguese-Speaking countries in DC;