Learn Portuguese during a study abroad program in various countries of the world...
Portuguese is the 3rd most spoken European language in the world after English and Spanish. It is one of the official languages of the European Union.
Why not not study abroad in Portugal or in Brazil?
Like France and Spain, Portugal is a Roman province formerly known as Lusitanie. Portugal began the conquest of the world before France and Spain. In the 16th century, this country was already controlling an immense empire in the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, the Sea of China and Japan. This Portuguese empire collapsed during the linking of Portugal to the crown of Spain, which lasted from 1580 to 1640, then the colonial expansion continued in Brazil in the 17th century and in Africa in the 19th century, with the colonization of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde islands, islands of São Tomé and Principle.
It is the official language of numerous countries on four continents:
Portugal, Madeira, the Azores in Europe, Brazil in South America, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe in Africa, and Macao and Timor in Oceania.
Portuguese speaking countries are growing rapidly in terms of economics and demographics, attracting more and more investors.
For example, it is predicted that Brazil (8th ranked country in GNP, the population of which will reach 217 million will reach by 2025 according to the IMF) will be, along with China and India, one of three economic powers in the third millennium.
To learn Portuguese is to be able to work in the future in companies with connections not only to Portugal and Europe, but also with developing countries such as Brazil within the framework of international, community or extra-community relations (EU and Mercosul). The EU is the main commercial partner of the Mercosul (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).
These are study abroad programs which help you stay young at heart! These programs are specially conceived for the 50+ student who wants to study a language and to discover a new culture and country at the same time.