Spend three weeks exploring and learning about Brazil.
The groups will fly into Florianópolis, an island in Brazil. The group will live with host families near the school. Transportation is nearby and easy to navigate. During your first week in Florianópolis you will learn survival Portuguese and visit different places in Florianópolis. The second week you will attend the Modern Brazil: Its People and Culture course where you will read academic papers and discuss your experience with the new culture and your reflections on the readings. You will attend a religious ceremony, "Umbanda," participate in cooking, dancing, and capoeira lessons. There will also be time to explore this fabulous city on your own!
During the last four days in Brazil, we will stop in Rio de Janeiro, where we will visit the Christ the Redeemer statue and learn about its history; we will also visit one of the most popular favelas (slums_ and have first-hand experience of them. There will also be time to explore this cool city on your own. We will be staying in a busy, but very exciting, three weeks!
Course Description (2 credit requirement)
The estimated Program Fee is $5,000 (estimated) plus the cost of 2 credits at CSB/SJU at the reduced summer tuition rate (approximately $550 per credit).
This Price Includes:
The Program Fee does not include:
Housing and classroom facilities, along with many other support services are provided by the The Language Club. Internet and laundry service is provided by most host families.
*Note: Please see program brochure on right side of this page for more details.
Sarah Schaaf has directed four May term programs (Camino de Santiago, 2012; Japan, 2013; Valladolid, Spain, 14; and Valladolid, Spain, 2015). As a co-collaborator on the development of the Brazil May term program, Sarah has visited Floripa and our partner institution there.