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
No language prerequisite—open to beginner through advanced Portuguese language levels
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.