The Brazilian Studies certificate enables students to create a plan of study focusing on strategic, current Brazilian sociocultural factors and developments that will equip students to compete more successfully in the global job market.

Brazil ranks among the USA’s top ten global trading partners, alongside Canada and Mexico in importance. The birthplace of samba and bossa nova, and the world’s leading producer of sugar, coffee, orange juice, soy, and beef, Brazil is an endlessly fascinating country, which lays convincing claim to being the most diverse country in the world in terms of ethnicities.

UCF’s Brazilian Studies certificate equips students to understand and engage with Brazil’s peoples and cultures—their complex past and rapidly evolving present. Among the transferable skills students acquire in this certificate are competence and confidence in the Portuguese language, as well as professional, persuasive, analytical writing skills.


See UCF catalog entry for program requirements.