Embedded Fall: Honors Brazil
Parati, Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
A global city of over eleven million people, Sao Paulo is the largest city by population in the Americas. The city is home to a number of cultural institutions, many of which students will visit on this program. Sao Paulo is also a major economic center for Brazil and the rest of South America, with it being home to the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.
The course explores key tropes that have informed the formation of a particularly Brazilian identity through the lenses of nature and culture. Though these might seem to be contradictory categories, they nevertheless constitute ways for thinking about Brazil’s unique character. Beginning with texts and images related to the conquest, the course takes a panoramic tour of Brazil, through its cultural products and their relation to place. We will study indigenous cultures of the Amazon; Brazil in the European imaginary; colonial artists in the Northeast and Minas Gerais; the representation of race and class through text and image; the conceptualization of modernity in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Brasilia; and dichotomy of utopia and dystopia that has recurred in the country’s history. Given the professor’s expertise in art and literature in particular, there will be a strong emphasis on these areas, but architecture, urbanism, film, and music will also be addressed.
To view the program’s 2016 itinerary, please click here. Please note this is a sample itinerary, all of its content is subject to change.
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Arrival: January 9th
Departure: January 17th
Accommodations and Meals
In Sao Paulo, students live in shared rooms in furnished apartments with one local Brazilian roommate per apartment. Apartments have wireless internet and fully equipped kitchens. Welcome and farewell dinners are provided, along with two other group meals. Breakfast is included every day. All other meals are the responsibility of the student.
Program Cost: Winter 2016
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As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. Please visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships.