Make this winter in Baltimore your summer in Brazil! Study Afro-Brazilian culture and history while having a Portuguese language immersion in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia.
The program begins with a three-day orientation in the exhilarating metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, followed by 2 1/2 weeks in Salvador da Bahia, one of Brazil’s foremost cultural centers. Study Afro-Brazilian culture and history in this rich agricultural, industrial, and vibrant maritime district. Take a walk on the cobblestone streets of the restored Pelourinho district “old city” a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the largest group of Baroque buildings in the Americas, examples of Portuguese colonial architecture and historical monuments. Join a street celebration and feel the infectious rhythms of Bahia’s African-inspired music and dance. Taste acaraje, moqueca, vatapa, and other delicious Afro-Brazilian dishes while earning 3 credits.
Each morning will be dedicated to language immersion, discussion of our readings, and lectures by renowned guest speakers, experts on Afro-Brazilian aspects. Afternoons we will have excursions to various places in Salvador and the surrounding area related to the topics of the class and of general interest. Students will also participate in service learning opportunities, all while earning 3 credits. Join us on this amazing learning opportunity.
Open to all majors. Application deadline: October 1. For applications and additional information, visit the Study Abroad website.
Dates: Jan. 3-23, 2018
Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
Information Session: 5-6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25 in the Sherwood Room