University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Brazil ANTH/DLLC/LAIS

Program Dates January 03, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview 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. They 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).

Students will stay with Brazilian families with whom they will be able to perfect their language skills and gain insights into daily life in Brazil. Weekend and one-day excursions from Rio de Janeiro will take participants to nearby places of interest, such as Paraty and Petropolis.

Our program will be hosted by Casa do Caminho Language Centre, located in the iconic Ipanema beach. Casa do Caminho Language Centre is part of the Casa do Caminho Orphanage and community organization. The program supports a series of social programs in Rio, including fellowships and language and culture programs for marginalized youth. Teachers at Casa do Caminho are qualified, experienced, well-trained, native speakers, most of whom offer their services on a volunteer basis to maximize the donations to the Orphanage. At Casa do Caminho, students will take Portuguese and Brazilian culture classes. In addition, Casa do Caminho offers samba, capoeira, conversation workshops and social activities (films and sports) for our students.

The Program Fee includes accommodations, most meals, all group excursions, in-country 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. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance. See the Cost section below for estimate 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 (August 2018). 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 not currently required for this program.

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.

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 place of PORT 216.
ANTH 311: Anthropology of Tourism (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
LLCU 100: Essential Foreign Language: Brazil (1 credit) pass/fail
PORT 207: Brazil: Past and Present (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Multicultural
PORT 216: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I (3 credits)
UNIV 370-121: Study Abroad - Brazil ANTH/DLLC/LAIS (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$2,600.00$2,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $4,858.00$8,606.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,685.00$1,685.00

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.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Carla Guerron Montero
Faculty Director
Munroe Hall 105

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2017

Interest Meetings:
04/27/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Munroe 103
09/11/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Monroe 103

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