Students can achieve proficiency faster than in American classrooms by combining intensive daily classes with practice on the island. 

Why Do It?

Most immersion. While college students can take years of class without much progress in language fluency, Aprende Portuguese provides a natural setting for students to immerse in daily interactions with teachers, shop owners, taxi drivers, and locals.  Studies show that surrounding yourself with an environment like this of fluent, native speakers leads to learning 3X faster.

Best language class. Other study abroad programs pay lip service to language instruction with 5 hours/week (or less) of classroom time dedicated to learning a local language.  But Aprende Portuguese Fellows get 10+ hours/week of instruction from an expert teacher, as well as small group practice and scheduled group excursions conducted in Portuguese. 

Unique environment. You can always learn Portuguese in Brazil or Portugal, but neither of those places can combine the safety, affordability, and year-round warm-climate beaches that Cape Verde offers.  Aprende Portuguese Fellows get all of these benefits together and provide the highest possible reviews of their experience on the island.