Update: Please see the CET website for updates on Fall 2020.
Dig into social issues and challenge your perspectives with a semester in São Paulo. Using Brazil as a case study, take on a curriculum focused on understanding the dynamics of global poverty and inequality.
Beyond thematic coursework, a semester with CET Brazil also includes pre-departure materials, on-site orientation, Portuguese language class, housing with local students, a Traveling Seminar, and opportunities to direct-enroll in classes alongside Brazilian undergraduates for more experienced Portuguese learners.
In your core course, Social Justice and Inequality in 21st Century Brazil, you explore the influential elements and resulting challenges related to the country’s emerging economy—pervasive poverty, social injustice, and domestic and international factors that stall socioeconomic and political progress. And with electives like Contemporary Issues in Brazilian Society and Re-Thinking Racial Democracy in Brazil, you can tailor your curriculum to hone in on topics of your choosing.
No matter what you choose, this program immerses and challenges you both in and out of the classroom. Whether it’s a week-long Traveling Seminar to Salvador de Bahia or a thoughtful meeting with indigenous community leaders at Aldeia Pico de Jaraguá, your curriculum connects in-class theory with real world context.
And even though you’re based out of the largest city in South America, CET Brazil makes sure you’re never without community. You share an apartment with local college students, access to campus life at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo, and have the support of knowledgeable and dedicated on-site staff and faculty.
To learn more about the curriculum, excursions, and program details, please visit the CET website.
** GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.