Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development


End of semester celebration with homestay families

The Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development study abroad program includes urban and rural homestays in order to expose students to two different lifestyles and perspectives on social justice and economic development in Brazil.

Fortaleza Homestay
During the first seven weeks of the program, students live with host families in Fortaleza. Students gain valuable insight into urban Brazilian life and visit other participants' homestay families to expand their community contacts. Host families are chosen for their interest in, and connections to, the program theme. Most host families come from working and middle class backgrounds and represent a cross-section of ethnicities.

Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) Homestay
During their educational excursion to a rural MST settlement, students stay with working families and meet with movement leaders to learn about the importance of the MST movement and the challenges facing that community. Often, students are able to actively participate in their homestay families’ agricultural activities, such as milking cows, harvesting crops, or taking cattle to pasture.

Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, and/or small hotels.

Costs Dates

Credits: 16

Duration: 15 weeks

Program Base: Fortaleza

Language Study: Portuguese

Prerequisites: 1 semester Portuguese or 2 semesters of another Romance language Read more...

View Student Evaluations for this program:

About the Evaluations (PDF)

Fall 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Spring 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Fall 2012 Evaluations (PDF)

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