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Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Cristina Sosa
Fields of Study:
Culture, Environmental Sciences, International Relations, Portuguese
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Portuguese
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum Class Standing:
1st Semester Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Description:

CET Brazil

Sao Paulo skyline with student
This program is for challenge-seeking students who want to understand Brazil’s many sides. You'll study poverty and inequality, go on a Traveling Seminar to Bahia to see Brazil's African roots, and volunteer in the community. The basic curriculum is a combination of Portuguese language courses and electives taught in English, but if you've studied Portuguese already, you may for full immersion by taking direct enroll courses in Portuguese alongside Brazilian peers. The program is open to students of all Portuguese language levels.

Study Social Justice. Learn Portuguese. Immerse in Brazilian Life.

  • Core course in Poverty & Inequality in 21st Century Brazil
  • Portuguese language courses, including Portuguese for Spanish Speakers, cover at least one year of university-level Portuguese language each term
  • Electives in economics, political science, development studies, sociology
  • Meetings with grassroots organizations, representatives of indigenous groups, and NGOs
  • Brazilian roommates
  • No language prerequisite—open to beginner through advanced Portuguese language levels
Visit the CET website to apply and learn more about this program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 08/01/2018 11/30/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.