Our program gives your daughter or son the opportunity to explore a new country they've [probably] never visited, enjoy a warm-climate exotic island, and immerse head-over-heels in learning Portuguese with every strategy and from every angle possible. Aprende Portuguese is the ultimate language immersion fellowship, providing a safe and fun environment for students to learn a new Romance language. 

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While your student is abroad with us, we want them to stay HEALTHY.

Traveling to a new country for the first time is exciting, but it should also be treated with extra precautions. New food, new environments, and new methods of traveling can lead to occasional sickness, so we offer two resources to ALL students before departure: What To Do If You Get Sick While Traveling & the CDC Travelers' Health Recommendations. We enroll all of our students in HTH Worldwide Health Insurance for added safety.


Your student is studying abroad both for the adventure and to add unbeatable VALUE to their college experience. To help prepare students for life after college and to equip them with a valuable skill set, we offer a unique program that leads to language proficiency faster than any other method. 

Learning firsthand through intensive classroom time, local immersion, and planned group activities provides the chance to practice telling a compelling story (in a new language!) to future employers and graduate school / fellowship admissions committees.


Traveling abroad always presents hazards and risks, but we do our best to plan events with your student's SAFETY in mind.  Students have free time every day in the program, so we cannot guarantee security -- but you can remind your student to follow our program handbook recommendations.

Every staff member of Pure Study Abroad does our part to make sure your student has everything they need: WiFi access, emergency contact information, alerts from the U.S. State Department, and the Smart Traveler’s Enrollment Program.