Portuguese News

The second most-spoken Romance language in the modern world, Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Brazil and a number of Latin American and African countries. Temple students minoring in Portuguese have stories from the classroom and beyond that need to be told, and you’ll find them here. Read up on them and contact us if you have a Temple Portuguese story of your own you think we should share. Portuguese is a minor requiring students to take six related courses an encouraging them to become closer to the language and the people who speak it through internships, practical experiences and study abroad opportunities.

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This year’s Latin American Studies trip took students to Quito, Ecuador for three weeks. They returned with a greater understanding of Spanish and great stories to tell.

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Alexandra M. Forcucci (CLA '15) graduated Magna Cum Laude  with a double major in Spanish, and Risk Management and Insurance. Alexandra (Ali) works as Commercial Property Underwriting Analyst at AIG’s global headquarters, the No. 1 commercial insurer in the U.S. Commercial Property Underwriters in the Large Limits function leverage AIG's global position to provide coverage for accounts with $750 million of total insurable assets and up.

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Amy Contant (CLA '13), double major in Spanish Language Literature & Linguistics, and Speech Language Hearing Sciences. University of Oviedo, Spring 2011. Amy attended graduate school at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and earned a masters degree in Communication Disorders in May 2015. After graduating from UMass Amy backpacked through Europe with friends, and had the opportunity to explore Amsterdam, Belgium, Berlin, Prague and Budapest. Amy has plans to travel as much as possible in her free time, including a return trip to Oviedo.

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Amanda Orme (CLA ’14), double major in Spanish and International Business. Amanda also studied abroad in Oviedo, Spain during the spring semester of her sophomore year. “During my last year at Temple I interned at Samuel Shapiro & Company which handles a range of activities surrounding importing and exporting for small to medium sized businesses. Shortly after graduating I began working full time as a Global Logistics Specialist at their headquarters in Baltimore. I coordinate the international freight for companies importing to the United States.

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Brendan Conlin (CLA  ’07), Spanish Major. Mr. Conlin is Vice President of Education and Workforce Services at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a multiservice nonprofit organization headquartered in Eastern North Philadelphia whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Mr. Conlin first joined Congreso in 2009 as an ESL Instructor.