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IR B3404 Brazil in a Global Context

Study Abroad Program in Brazil Summer 2015

July 4 – July 31, 2015

This is an academic-led course taught by Dr. Jean Krasno

Brazil has emerged over the last decade as a major player in Latin America and the world.  Named one of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), Brazil is seen as a driving force in economic development.   It is the largest country in Latin America with a population of some 200 million and borders 10 other nations in the region.  In terms of geography, it is the fifth largest country in the world.  Brazil is also respected for its leadership on the peaceful resolution of disputes and its ability to resolve issues among the other Latin countries. 

This course will examine Brazil’s role as a pivotal state in the region in terms of trade, development, democratization, environmental concerns, and human and cultural rights.  Taking advantage of being in the country with access to experts, the readings and discussions during the course will focus specifically on Brazil’s foreign policy, the relationship between the United States and Brazil, environmental concerns in Brazil, and human and cultural rights.  The latter subject area will enable to students to learn about such issues and street children, the legacy of slavery in Brazil, and the complex role of African religions as they are interwoven into the culture.


Application Fee: $300

CUNY Tuition: 3 Credits

*Program Cost: $2,000.00

Airfare: $1,200.00 (Estimated)

*Program cost includes homestays/housing, breakfast, one excursion, and airport pickup.
Airfare is not included.

IR B3403 International Development and Engagement in Ghana

Ghana: History, Culture & Development

This course entails an academic aspect as well a service learning component. 


Application Fee: $300.00

CUNY Tuition: 6 Credits

Program Costs: $1,720.00

Airfare: $1,650 - $2,000.00 (estimated)

Program cost includes room and board, some cultural activities and airport pick up.  Airfare is not included.