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Portuguese-American students: Study in Portugal

NATIONAL STUDY IN PORTUGAL PROGRAM is looking for – you!

Are you interested in attending college in Portugal? Portugal has a program designed to enable Portuguese and Portuguese-American students to attend university in Portugal. 

A webinar will provide details on the process, requirements, and other valuable information for students looking to apply to study in Portugal. 

Join their webinar on July 7th at 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET to learn about this program.

Register at:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sN1roxkvQryU75z2IAnJIw

Or watch live on Facebook

More information here or visit Contingente Especial para Candidatos Emigrantes Portugueses, Familiares que com eles residam e Lusodescendentes | DGES

What is PALCUS?

PALCUS is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  It was founded in 1991 by a group of successful, forward-thinking Portuguese-Americans with the purpose of providing a singular national voice that would advocate for the interests of Portuguese-Americans in the United States. At the center of their vision was to establish and maintain channels of communication between the government of the Republic of Portugal, via the Embassy of Portugal to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. congressional delegation representing Portuguese-American communities.

Now in its 30th year, PALCUS has been true to its founding principles and much more. Throughout its history, the organization has evolved and matured, guided by a dedicated all-volunteer board of directors representing Portuguese-American communities throughout the United States. PALCUS has worked consistently and tirelessly, weathering changes in political and economic climates, to create and expand its programs. Its activities and events are mission-driven to address the community’s needs in the strategic areas of government affairs, international affairs, educational opportunities, Portuguese language and culture, community outreach and recognition of our community’s success.

PALCUS is a member-supported organization that depends on membership dues for operational and program support.  Nevertheless, membership is not required in order to benefit from our programs and advocacy initiatives. We are committed to serving all Portuguese-Americans in the United States who would benefit from our help.

Our Mission

PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United States. In this role, we advance the community professionally, politically and culturally, while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our community are addressed through our network of government and community leaders.

Our Vision

In order to create singular national voice to advocate for the Portuguese-American and Luso-American communities-at-large, PALCUS was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)3 non-partisan, non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with a mission of addressing domestic and international  concerns of the Portuguese-American community. PALCUS strives to conduct an expanding program of research, educational and public affairs activities on salient issues of interest to the Portuguese-American community and the Luso-American relationship.

The Portuguese in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, 13 cities/towns are in the top 100 for percentage of Portuguese population in the US. The top 5 cities are East Providence (40.86% – 2nd in US) – Bristol (31.4% – 9th) – Tiverton (26.97% – 16th) – Warren (24.74% – 20) – Riverside (16.50% – 33) – Rumford – 15.55% – 36th) – Little Compton (12.38% – 45th) (http://zipatlas.com/us/city-comparison/percentage-portuguese-population.htm).

Portuguese maintains status on the state’s MBE – Minority Business Enterprise – list.

Portuguese immigrants make up only four-tenths of one percent (0.4 percent) of the entire U.S. population. But in Rhode Island, Portuguese immigrants make up 9.7 percent of the population. As a result, that’s the densest concentration of Portuguese in the country. Massachusetts is the second densest in the US.

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