AU International Culture Center - Afro-Brazilian Culture and History with Portuguese Immersion Experience
Brazil is one of the fifth most populous country in the world and has one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The program takes place in the exhilarating metropolis of Salvador da Bahia, one of Brazil’s foremost cultural centers. Students will spend a week filled with exciting activities, enriching mini-courses, cultural lectures, hands-on workshops, and informative visits. Learn, study, experience Afro-Brazilian culture and history while having a Portuguese language immersion experience in this vibrant and uniquely historic district. Engage in a comparative study of the current political situation and policies of the Brazilian and U.S. governments as they relate to cultural diversity and identities. Take a walk on the cobblestone streets of the restored Pelourinho district “old city” a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the largest group of Baroque buildings in the Americas, examples of Portuguese colonial architecture and historical monuments. Join a street celebration and feel the infectious rhythms of Bahia’s African-inspired music and dance. Taste local foods such as acaraje, moqueca, vatapa and other delicious Afro-Brazilian dishes while earning 3 credits. Join us on this amazing learning opportunity!
There are no prerequisites for this program. All students are welcome to apply for this program.
6 March 2020: Depart US for Brazil
7 March 2020: Program begins in Brazil
14 March 2020: Return to the U.S. - Program end date
Program Fee: $1,000
Housing, meals, excursions, WiFi.
Airfare to Brazil, personal purchases, etc.
INTL 3930: Directed International Studies: Afro-Brazil Culture and history with Portuguese Immersion Experience
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program
Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.