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Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)

BRASA is an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who support and promote Brazilian studies in all fields, especially in the humanities and social sciences.  BRASA is dedicated to the promotion of Brazilian studies around the world in general, and in the United States in particular.  BRASA organizes an international congress on Brazilian studies every other year.  The organization is funded through the dues of its members and generous support from the College of Arts and Science and the Office of the Provost at Vanderbilt University.

Brazilian Academy of Letters (Academia Brasileira de Letras)

The Brazilian Academy of Letters is an institution that was founded on July 20, 1897. Composed of 40 members and perpetual, elected by secret ballot 20 members and foreign correspondents, is aimed at cultivating the national language and literature.  Visit their site for a variety of resources.

Edward A. Riedinger’s Brazilian Studies: Online resources for researchers

Visit this page for information on indexes and catalogs, full-text retrieval databases, gateways, and audio-visual materials.  Riedinger heads the Latin American Studies Library and is professor for Brazilian Studies at Ohio State University.

Brazilian Embassy of the United States

The Brazilian Embassy has extensive resources through their website on Brazilian culture, economy & finance, education, energy, environment, foreign policy, science & technology, tourism, and trade & investment.  A great beginning research for an overview of Brazilian life and culture.

The Embassy also has an internship program in a variety of areas. These are usually three-month unpaid positions, either full-time or part-time, which can be renewed for an additional three months. Applicants are required to be fluent in both English and Portuguese, and have a strong interest in Brazilian-related issues. The application process is ongoing. Interested students should sent an e-mail to

Brazilian Consulate-General of Houston

The Brazilian Consulate-Gender of Houston offers their site in both Portuguese and English.  This site offers current and accurate information about traveling to Brazil.

University of São Paulo Theses and Dissertations

Peruse this digital library for Portuguese-language theses and dissertations dealing with a variety of topical areas.

Brazil Link

Brazil link is an educational and informative portal on Brazilian development issues, edited by experts and maintained by volunteers worldwide.  The website is continuously updated with direct connection to relevant websites.  Brazil Link is a not-for-profit initiative based in the United Kingdom.

Brazilian Literary Guide: An Introduction to Brazilian Literature