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Brazil, Agriculture

Brazil: Brazilian Agriculture and Culture
March 13 to March 24, 2019 (Spring Break)
3 Credits: 
Itinerary: Brazil Program Sheet 

 


Course: GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad (Humanities Credit)
In this course, you will gain a global view of agriculture andhumanities. The program will broaden your world perspective through research, travel and immersion in Brazilian culture. Cultural activities will include spending time with Brazilian students at Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA) to experience life on campus, touring historical towns and sites near Lavras and Rio and meeting with local agriculturalists. The format of the course will involve face-to-face meetings prior to departure, a series of in-country journaling activities and a final project summarizing your experiences.  
 
The Country:
The Country Brazil is home to one-half of South America’s total population, and is the world’s third largest democracy. As a nation of contrast, diversity and rich cultural heritage, Brazil offers a study abroad experience unlike any other. Known for their warm and welcoming nature, Brazilians are experts in enjoying life to the fullest and celebrating the diverse influences that shape their history and culture.
Program Highlights:
  • Tour local ag industry exploring the intricacies of Brazilian agriculture
  • Experience the historical gold mining towns o Sao Joao del Rei and Tiradentes
  • Visit one of the premier agricultural universities in Brazil
  • Explore the diversity and sites of Rio de Janeiro
Estimated Program Fee: $3,600
$1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship available!

Includes:
  • Airfare
  • Lodging
  • Some Meals
  • Health Insurance
  • Cultural excursions with experienced faculty
  • Most In-Country Transit

Does not include:
  • Tuition: 3 credits Spring 2019
  • Passport Fee
  • Personal Expenses
 
Program Contacts:
Joshua Henik, Professor Agricultural Sciences
112 Washington Hall
joshua.henik@kirkwood.edu

Scott Ermer, Dean Agricultural Sciences
22 Washington Hall
scott.ermer@kirkwood.edu