Portuguese is the official language in eight countries on four continents and is widely spoken in several more countries (including the US!). Your opportunities to continue to use it after you graduate, both for personal and professional enrichment, are tremendous.
UW-Madison has one of the largest Portuguese programs in the US. The undergraduate program provides you with a wide variety of classes in language, literature, and culture. Courses at all levels are taught in Portuguese so that you can continue to improve your language skills as you study advanced topics. You are also encouraged to take advantage of the study abroad programs in Brazil and Portugal offered through UW-Madison to expand your knowledge of Lusophone cultures and to further enhance your fluency in Portuguese.
Portuguese Major, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Major, Certificate in Spanish for Business Students, European Studies Certificate; visit the Majors & Certificates page for more information.
Karen Thompson, spanport.wisc.edu/undergraduate/advising
Live in A Nossa Casa, the Portuguese House in the International Learning Community.
Omolu Capoeira; browse the Wisconsin Involvement Network for more information.
Consider an internship where you can use Portuguese, either in the US or abroad. An internship in any field can complement your language study and can provide valuable professional experience.
Affordable non-credit language classes offered on campus in the evenings, on the weekends and in the summer. Learn more