CCNY Summer Program| Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Faculty-led Program, Brazil
Summer 2023  | Program Dates: July 15- August 12 |  Credits: 4

Course description:
This course will use a cross-disciplinary approach to introduce students to Afro-Brazilian history and its contribution to the overall formation of Brazil’s cultural identity, and the cultural identity of Rio de Janeiro, in particular. Through lectures, readings, screenings, and cultural sightseeing activities, students will learn about Afro-Brazilian culture, while at the same time reflecting on the complexities faced by Afro-Brazilians today. This part of the course is divided into four segments: Literature, music, cinema, and folklore. The second part of the course is dedicated to studying the basics of the Portuguese language in order to better understand Brazilian culture and its society. Classes will meet 4 days a week for 5 hours each day. Some of the classes will take place in the host university whereas others will be field trips to cultural centers and archaeological sites within the city of Rio. The class will also spend one weekend in a neighboring city on a research excursion. Students will be expected to write a daily journal to be turned in at the end of each week. At the end of the summer term, students will be expected to turn in a  research paper. The topic of the research paper must be discussed and approved by the professor.   

Before you go check the helpful links below:

CDCCenter for Disease Control- Check for any travel notices. U.S. Department of State International TravelU.S. Department of State International Travel- Learn more about your destination.  Consulate General of Brazil- Pay your reciprocity fee here or find out more information on visas.

Important Dates (mandatory meetings):
  • Deadline for all Application Materials: April 21, 2023 
  • Interview with Study Abroad: April 17-21, 2023 
  • Pre-Departure Orientation: May 5, 2023 
  • Deadline for payment of Program costs:  June 9, 2023 

CCNY Tuition: 4 Credits
Program Cost: $2,500
Airfare: $1,200 (Estimated)


*Program cost does not include airport pick-up, and/or meals. 

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Last Updated: 05/09/2023 15:48