Portuguese Flagship Program

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Welcome and thank you for stopping by the Portuguese Flagship Program website!

The Portuguese Flagship Program (PFP) is a merit-based undergraduate course of study designed for learners of Portuguese who seek to achieve professional working proficiency while pursuing majors of their choice. The PFP offers an unprecedented opportunity for motivated students to internationalize their academic experience. 

The University of Texas at Austin is the second institution in the United States to host the Portuguese Flagship Program. We encourage you to browse the site and contact us, or just visit us at the PFP office.  


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Orlando Kelm

Director, Portuguese Flagship

Orlando Kelm
Orlando R. Kelm (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1989) is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics whose  professional interests center on the use language and culture for professional purposes, such as Business Spanish and Portuguese.  His current research focuses on the creation of instructional materials, including the use of innovative technologies in foreign language instruction.  He currently serves as the Director of the Portuguese Flagship Program at UT, Austin.
  • The Portuguese Flagship Program

    Department of Spanish & Portuguese
    150 W 21st Street
    BEN 2.116
    Austin, Texas, 78712
    Program Coordinator: (512) 471-9298