About 230 million people are native speakers and 260 million total speak Portuguese. Among the languages that use our alphabet, it’s the third most spoken in the world and on the internet. Utah has many connections with Brazil, as well as California, Florida, Massachusetts, and New York. UVU has the second biggest Portuguese program in the state, and the 14th biggest in the USA.

Portuguese is a great language for business and leisure: it can take you to Latin America, Europe, Africa, and even Asia. When it’s time for hire and fire, speaking Portuguese may secure your job, given Brazil's role in the global economy.