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The Center for Portuguese Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara

The Center for Portuguese Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara was founded with an endowment from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the purpose of promoting and developing Portuguese Studies in California and in the United States of America.

The Center provides support for teaching and degree programs and promotes the study of the literatures, language and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Services and activities include awarding student scholarships and stipends; promoting Portuguese language classes; hosting colloquia; maintaining the Center library; and sponsoring publications.

The Center, its students and its activities have been sponsored by financial support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Instituto Camões, the Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica, the Comissão Nacional para a Comemoração dos Descobrimentos Portugueses, the Fundação Oriente, the União Portuguesa do Estado da Califórnia, and the Luso-American Education Foundation.

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