Program Information
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Winter 2020: Brazil ANTH/LAIS/LLCU
January 07, 2020 - February 05, 2020 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/27/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMunroe Hall 103
03/13/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMunroe Hall 103
05/01/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMunroe Hall 103
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Program Description
Spend this winter in beautiful Brazil and fulfill groups A and B, Multicultural, and Discovery Learning requirements by studying the language, history, and culture of Latin America's largest country.

This study abroad program will take place in Rio de Janeiro, a city full of history and impressive monuments, but also marked by striking social inequalities. Students will have the opportunity to visit the city’s renowned Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue, recently designated as one of the eight wonders of the modern world. We will also visit many of the historic sites, museums, beaches, and other attractions that lead Brazilians to refer to Rio as the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvelous City).

Our program will be hosted by Caminhos Language Centre, located in the iconic Ipanema beach. Caminhos Language Centre supports a series of social programs in Rio, including fellowships and language and culture programs for marginalized youth. Teachers at Caminhos are qualified, experienced, well-trained, native speakers. At Caminhos, students will take Portuguese and Brazilian culture classes. In addition, Caminhos offers samba, capoeira, conversation workshops and social activities (films and sports) for our students.

This program includes a home-stay component run and organized by Caminhos Language School, thus enabling students to gain insights into daily life in Brazil. Caminhos identifies, interviews and selects families that are suitable to receive international students; home-stay families will be located within walking distance or a short metro ride from Caminhos (in the Ipanema and Copacabana neighborhoods). Students will be assigned a family based on their needs and preferences; they will have the choice of individual or double accommodations.

The program fee includes a light breakfast and snack served at Caminhos every class day; it also includes several group lunches and dinners throughout the program. Students are responsible for all other meals. Also included are weekend and one-day excursions to nearby places of interest, such as Paraty and Petropolis.

The Program Fee includes accommodations, most meals, all group excursions and associated transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Brazil, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Rio de Janeiro. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance. Students will also be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

The program does not include the $160 mandatory Brazilian visa fee. Students are required to obtain their visas on their own, prior to departure. Due to the time required to obtain a Brazilian visa, at the time of application to this program students must have a valid passport which will not expire for at least six months after the program’s end (July 2020). Directions on how to obtain a visa will be provided upon acceptance.

The program does not include the cost of the yellow fever vaccine (est.$150-200). This vaccine is recommended but currently not required for travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Students who plan to travel into other tropical areas of South America are strongly encouraged to research the yellow fever vaccine requirements for that location.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students take PORT 207 and one other course - ANTH 311 or PORT 216. Students who do not take PORT 216 are required to take LLCU 100.
If there is sufficient student interest, it may be possible to offer PORT 316 (Intensive Portuguese for Spanish Speakers) in addition to PORT 216.
ANTH 311-070: Anthropology of Tourism (3 credits)
Throughout the world, international tourism has grown at an accelerated rate. Everyday, new countries—“developed” and “underdeveloped”—are added to the list of travel destinations. Anthropology has seriously concerned itself with tourism only recently, despite having produced one of the largest population movements in the history of humanity. The course views tourism as an international industry, but also a cultural practice and a phenomenon of globalization. Through lectures, case studies, discussions, and films, the course examines such topics as tourism and modernity, sexual and romantic tourism, ecotourism and environmental tourism, tourism and ‘authenticity,’ among others. Examples, case studies and exercises used to illustrate these topics will be drawn from the national and international arena.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Global Studies Minor
LLCU 100-070: Essential Foreign Language: Brazil (1 credit)
This course provides a basic understanding of the Portuguese language to students, and is taught by a local instructor from Casa do Caminho.
PORT 207-070: Brazil: Past and Present (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to contemporary Brazil, its culture, its diverse people, their way of life and the issues confronting them. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the historical developments that have shaped Brazilian culture and civilization. The class will combine readings, lectures, discussions, and cultural excursions in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
PORT 216-070: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I (3 credits)
The Portuguese program was designed for students who are starting out their learning process of the language.Thus, it covers situations that require less complex linguistic structures, providing students with the basic knowledge to communicate in Portuguese in real life events.
Prerequisite: Any 300-level Spanish course, or graduate status in Spanish, or being a Heritage speaker of Spanish.
PORT 316-070: Intensive Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (3 credits)
This course is designed for students with previous knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish. Due to the small number of students who will be taking the course, it advances quickly and allows students to improve their Portuguese abilities in a short period of time.
UNIV 370-121: Study Abroad - Brazil ANTH/LAIS/LLCU (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,500.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program Fee$2,600.00$2,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,015.00$9,034.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Carla Guerron Montero
Faculty Director
Munroe Hall 105

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.