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  • Locations: Parati, Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Embedded Fall, Embedded Programs
  • Budget Sheets: Embedded Fall
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Daniel Loughrey
Language of Instruction:
English
Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Number of credits per term:
1
Program Director:
Tatiana Flores
Enrollment Restrictions:
Honors Program or Honors College Students
Program Description:
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The Program
  • Examine the Brazilian identity during an eight-day field component in Sao Paulo, focusing specifically on art and literature
  • Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture; you'll share an apartment with a local student who can answer many questions you may have about Sao Paulo and Brazil
  • Travel to a number of local museums such as Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP) and Museu de Arte Contemoranea (MAC USP), as well as local parks and restaurants
Your Host City: Sao Paulo
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.


Academics
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.

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.


Program Dates
Winter 2016
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.


Financial Information
Program Cost: Winter 2016
NJ Residents Non-NJ Residents
$1,500 $1,500

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES (Billable)
Tuition Housing
Administrative fees Most meals
HTH Health Insurance Round-trip airfare to and from Brazil

PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE (Non-Billable
Major medical insurance Some meals
Personal expenses  
   

For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.


Scholarships
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.