Greetings from Salvador, Bahia!
Since 1999, we have had the privilege of working with some of the best universities in the United States as part of the Portuguese Language and Culture programs offered by the Brazil-U.S. Cultural Association (ACBEU). Over the course of two decades, we have taught Portuguese and Brazilian culture to nearly 4,000 university students from abroad.
In 2018, a new and independent organization called Instituto Clara Ramos – Brasil was founded and we signed an agreement with the Cervantes Institute to share their modern facilities where our main office is located and our language and culture activities are held. Cervantes Institute-Salvador, a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government to promote the education and the study of Spanish universally as a second language, is located in Ladeira da Barra, close to the historic city center, the Federal University (UFBA), museums, and our host families.
Our university partners include University of California Los Angeles (2000), University of Texas-Austin (2007), CASA BRASIL/ Brown University (2007), Stephen F. Austin State University (2009), Northeastern University (2010), Ohio State University (2010), Colorado College (2014), University of Southern California (2016), University of Kansas (2014), Georgia State University (2015), University of Nebraska at Lincoln (2016), University of Connecticut (2017), Morehouse College (2017), University of Washington in Seattle (2017) and West Georgia University (2019), among others.
ICR Brasil continues to offer language and culture classes through a variety of formats customized to meet the goals and the needs of each university. These programs can last anywhere from 1-10 weeks and students receive university credits based on the coursework they complete here.
We look forward to welcoming all our current university partners, as well as future partners, to our new home. At ICR Brasil students will be able to attend classes in modern facilities, at a location close to the historic city center, host families’ homes, the beach. With our unique partnership with the Cervantes Institute, students will also have the opportunity to interact with local Brazilians who are also interested in learning a second language and learning about different cultures.