This certificate, which is only granted to degree-seeking students, is offered as an alternative to the Portuguese major. It equips students who have majors/minors in other departments with highly satisfactory competence in Portuguese and a positive understanding of Brazilian culture.
Our program offers some special features for majors, minors, and certificate students. It also offers the opportunity to obtain a proficiency certificate administered by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture—FIU is one of only three authorized examination centers in the United States. Additionally, it has an active Brazilian Club and an excellent collection of books and other learning materials.