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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Salvador, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel Areas of Study: African American and African Studies, Comparative Studies, Department of Educational Studies, Department of Teaching and Learning, Education and Human Ecology (College of), History, International Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Academic Credit: Education Education Abroad Coordinator: Robert A. Bennett III
Program Description:
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Program Higher Ed Brazil tab 1

The program will enable students to appreciate and participate in rich and dynamic aspects of Brazilian culture and educational systems. Participants will also acquire a basic understanding of how race, socioeconomic status, and gender impact educational opportunities for Afro-Brazilian youth. Additionally, the program will include discussions with university faculty, visits to educational institutions, along with historical and cultural sites. There will also be visits to governmental and non-governmental developmental organizations.


This program is located in the Bahia region of Brazil with stays in Salvador and Morro de Sao Paulo. Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to experience two of Salvador's educational institutions: the Instituto Cultural Steve Biko (Steve Biko Cultural institute) and the Associacao Cultural Brasil-Estado Unidos (ACBEU).


Participants will stay in a modest hotel in Salvador and Morro de Sao Paulo. 

Resident Directors

James L. Moore III

Robert A. Bennett III

Education Abroad Coordinator Robert A. Bennett III



Courses and Credit Higher Ed Brazil tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in one hour of independent study (ESCE 5193) for spring semester. 



Application Requirement Higher Ed Brazil tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.75 GPA or higher and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. Students should have a strong interest in studying access to higher education in an international context, higher education development and administration, and higher education access and equity challenges in Brazil. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

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 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 program fee of $1,013, which includes airfare, housing, required excursions, most meals and visa. It does not cover a passport or immunizations. This program has been generously subsidized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the College of Education and Human Ecology.

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 to 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

  • None scheduled


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

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 a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, 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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 10/01/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA