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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Salvador, Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, Humanities, International Studies, Music, Spanish and Portuguese
Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 GE Requirements: GE: Open Options – Education Abroad, GE: Visual and Performing Arts
Academic Credit: Music Education Abroad Coordinator: Nyya Jones
Program Description:




The Ohio State Brazilian Experience Program is designed to offer a distinctive cultural experience for undergraduate students who desire a unique global diversity component to their education. This program will introduce students to the music, culture, and educational systems of Brazil. After two weeks of study on the Ohio State campus in May, all members of the class will travel to Salvador, Bahia- the musical heart of Brazil. Following the stay in Salvador, the group will travel to Rio de Janeiro to experience its rich culture. While in Brazil, students will engage in master classes, interactive music performances, observation of schools in addition to several cultural experiences.

The program is designed for second and third year students. Music majors and students with music performance experience are encouraged to apply.


The program will take place in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Students will stay in double rooms in centrally located hotels in downtown Salvador and Rio de Janeiro (e.g. Sheraton de Bahia and Mercure Botafogo Rio de Janerio). Breakfast is included each morning at the hotel. Three additional meals are included.

Resident Directors

Dr. David Hedgecoth
School of Music

Education Abroad Coordinator

Nyya Jones



Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register for 3 hours of MUS 3360 during summer semester 2018.

As a result of completing MUS3360, students will be able to:
Demonstrate their ability to perform various genres of Brazilian music in both solo and ensemble settings
Discuss the complex education systems that exist in Brazil
Express an educated viewpoint on the interplay between poverty, race, and access in Brazil as they rate to education and quality of life
Demonstrate an understanding of basic Portuguese
Possess a deep understanding of Brazilian history and the musical developments during each era of country's development. 



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. Preference will be given to students from the School of Music. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Program is open to all second or third year students with good academic and disciplinary standing. Students do not need to be in the School of Music and/or know how to play an instrument to participate in this program.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.



Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $3,950 program fee. The program fee includes international airfare, accommodations in Brazil, entrances, performances, excursions, in-country travel, Brazilian visa, some group meals, and international insurance. It does not cover non-group meals, personal expenses, and passport. Students who do not require a visa due to citizenship status will still be required to pay for the fees and processing costs of a Brazilian visa as part of the program fee.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.




Information Sessions

  • Thursday, November 2nd at  8:00pm in 177 Weigel Hall
  •  Friday, December 1 at 3:00pm in 100 Enarson Classroom Building


U.S. Department of State: (travel warnings/country-specific information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (geographic health recommendations)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of an issuance or change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Please review this information about the Zika Virus and other pre-travel health considerations.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/03/2018
01/17/2018 05/23/2018 06/05/2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications.