Survival Portuguese

About the course

Short-term Professional Extension Program Abroad

Program Theme

Provide students with some introductory notions on the portuguese language.


Young professionals, investors and foreign students from all over the world


Provide students with some basic communicative aspects of the Portuguese language

Survival Portuguese

Benefits for scholarship holders participating in this program:

  • Guided tours to the Porto de Santos
  • Special rates in regional hotels

  • Support in the academic and logistics preparation for the program

Why should I attend this course?

  • Portuguese classes aligned with the needs of a foreigner visiting Brazil for tourism or the appropriate vocabulary to conduct business;
  • To know important aspects of Brazilian culture and daily life;
  • Interaction with students of different nationalities;
  • Option to participate in company tours.


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Testimonials from IBS Americas students who attended IBS Americas Campus Paulista

January - 2019

Ana Gabriela Chacón

Survival Portuguese & Business


Basic Portuguese Grammar;

Day-by-day contexts such as: ordering food at a restaurant, buying a product, asking for directions in Portuguese.

Class grouping

Through a proficiency test, students will be grouped into homogeneously leveled groups.

All students will receive course materials for the classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since the programs are 100% in English, to participate in the business-themed programs, the minimum level of English required is intermediate, and for the Business English courses at SUNY and ULV, the elementary level of English is fine.

Yes, you can request up to 2 changes in the program date without any extra cost. It is important that the request is submitted 60 days prior to the course starts.

The Advanced programs are designed for graduate students with a minimum of 3 years of working experience in their field of interest.

Professor Ricardo Britto

PhD in Business Administration from FEA/USP, he is one of the most experienced Brazilian professors in International Business.

  • Location
    Sao Paulo - Brazil
  • Dates
    3 weeks (January or July)
  • Investment
    U$ 1,560 + Enrollment: U$ 90
    Check opportunities for partial scholarships
  • Program Profile
    Classes and company visits in a full-time basis
  • Workload
    27h classroom/activities/company visits
  • Additional Activity
    Visit to the Port of Santos
  • Students per Classroom
    From 15 to 30
  • Certification
    Survival Portuguese Certificate
  • Language
    English and Portuguese
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