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RIC, Instituto Camões sign protocol of cooperation
(Photo: Hayden James '12)
RIC President Nancy Carriuolo, and Vice-Consul of Portugal in Providence J. Leonel Teixeira representing the Instituto Camões signed a protocol of cooperation on Dec. 13 at Rhode Island College.
The agreement recognizes that both RIC and the Instituto Camões are committed to the promotion of the teaching and dissemination of the Portuguese language and Lusophone culture and agree to work together toward that end.
RIC’s commitment, through the Department of Modern Languages and the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, includes disseminating knowledge about Portuguese Studies and the Portuguese-speaking world through courses, conferences or meetings; to organize guide and stimulate research in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies; to encourage exchanges with similar institutions or others who share the same goals; to encourage exchange of teachers, researchers, postgraduates and students; and to raise awareness among teachers researchers, postgraduates and students of Portuguese and Lusophone Studies about the possibilities of distance learning through the Centro Virtual Camões
In turn, the Instituto Camões commits to support the promotion and dissemination of the Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures in the Department of Modern Language and the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC by providing teaching/ learning materials of Portuguese as a Foreign Language and resources about Portuguese language, literature, culture, history and heritage; audio-visual materials and the possibility of research scholarships and academic prizes.