- Luso-Brazilian Studies
Dixon Abreu, Coordinator (Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies)
Portuguese is the official language of eight countries situated on four continents (including territories in India, China, and Japan), spanning several cultural thresholds that are essential to any interdisciplinary curriculum in international studies. Portuguese, furthermore, is the first language of one of the largest immigrant populations in the United States. From the politics of the European and African Unions, to the economic blossoming of Asia and Brazil, the study of Portuguese language and cultures can be highly advantageous for students preparing to work in a broad range of professional contexts in the twenty-first century.