The Ohio State Global May study abroad program in Brazil is designed to offer a unique cultural experience for undergraduate students who wish to gain an experience with global diversity by living and learning in a foreign country. This program will introduce students to Brazilian history, culture, society and contemporary issues. Through coursework in the classroom as well as through experiential learning, students will gain a unique perspective of this emerging world power. This program is specifically designed for first and second year students of any major who are interested in learning about the global significance of Brazil, but students of all years are welcome to apply.
Several field trips will introduce students to the history and culture of both the south and northeast of Brazil, as well as the natural environment of the areas. There will also be opportunities for students to collaborate, and interact with Brazilian university students to foster cross-cultural dialogue and engage in activities and service projects.
Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to experience the geographical and cultural differences in Brazil and how it influences the social and economic aspects of this diverse country. The first portion of the program will be spent in the southeast region of Brazil in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, in the state of Sao Paulo. The second portion will take place in Salvador, in the northeast region of the country. The southeast of Brazil will feature a more affluent and industrialized culture, whereas the northeast will introduce students to the vibrant African and Indigenous traditions that help make Brazil so unique.
Students will be housed in modest hotels in the Sao Paulo region and will have homestay families for the Salvador portion of the program.
This program is open to all majors. Preference is given to first- and second-year students, but students of all years are encouraged to apply.
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 (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $5267 program fee. The program fee includes airfare, housing, required excursions, most meals and visa. It does not cover a passport or immunizations.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
Thursday, September 21 from 4-5 p.m. in 100 Enarson Classroom Building
Tuesday, November 7 from 4-5 p.m.in 100 Enarson Classroom Building
Tuesday November 28 from 4-5p in 160 Enarson Classroom Building
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
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