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Brazil - Leadership, Teaching & Cultural Exchange

Brazil Leadership Teaching

Application Deadline Extended: February 15, 2017

$1,000 Scholarship Available for Qualified Students! 

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Program Info Sheet: US-Brazil Connect 2017.pdf

Informational Packet: 2017 USBC Info Packet.pdf
Spend your part of your  summer making a difference & increasing your leadership Make lifelong friendships with US students and Brazilian students Build your resume with real world experience
Includes training on teaching English language to non-native speakers Earn three credits of elective and diversity credit Meals and most in-country expenses are covered by program fees and stipend

The Program: 
We are looking for strong fellowship candidates who have the drive and desire to thrive in the
US-Brazil Connect Fellowship. This program links US Fellows and Brazilian high school students in a transformative cross-cultural learning experience. Selected Fellows prepare for and serve in a coaching and facilitation role designed to create a fun English immersion environment for Brazilian high school students. US Fellows build skills in global leadership, explore Brazil, and create life-changing relationships. US-Brazil Connect Fellows serve as ambassadors of the US and come from a wide range of educational backgrounds. On the ground in Brazil, Fellows receive lodging, meals, local transportation, and insurance coverage.  It’s not study abroad, a tour, or typical travel to Brazil. It’s a challenging and rewarding fellowship, providing a deep experience in the real world of global leadership. You do not need to speak Portuguese and you do not need to have teaching experience. You must be prepared to work hard, solve problems in unfamiliar surroundings, overcome cross-cultural and language barriers, and contribute to building a supportive community. 

The Course: GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad 
3 credit humanities course for students in AAS programs/ 3 credit elective course which meets the Diversity requirement for AA/AS students.

“This was the best experience of my life. The connections you make with the other Fellows and the Brazilian students are life-changing.” –Kirkwood Student, 2014

Program Fees Estimate: $3,950
$1,000 Scholarship Available for MOST Students! 

Includes Does not include 
All meals and housing in hotel Tuition (3 credits)
Round trip Air to Brazil  Personal Expenses 
Cash stipend when you complete the program Passport Fee
International Health Insurance  --------
In-country transportation and support  --------
Cultural training and excursions  --------

Contact: Ken Nesbett, Study Abroad Advisor
1154 Linn Hall

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