Study Abroad in Brazil

As part of the Global Honors Program, you will be able to travel to Brazil for three weeks!

At the end of your sophomore year, you, your classmates, and faculty members will travel to Brazil. Before you go, you will take a course to learn about the culture & history of Brazil, as well as basic Portuguese vocabulary.

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Study at the Methodist University of São Paulo

The on-location course begins at Universidade Metodista de São Paulo and will include:

  • Welcome Reception and Tour of São Paulo
  • Portuguese Lessons
  • Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), Cooking, and Music and Dance Workshops
  • Visit the Rainforest and Discuss Biodiversity
students at martial arts workshop in brazil

Experience your field of study in an international setting.

You will be able to shadow someone working in your field of study in Brazil, allowing you to explore your major in an international context.

students job shadowing in brazil
students working with the kids at Casa do Jardim

Work with the Instituto A Casa do Jardim, an after-school program for at-risk children

Instituto a Casa do Jardim works with at-risk children and adolescents in Santo André, a suburb of São Paulo. Casa do Jardim strives to meet students’ physical (food, clothing, medical care, etc.) and emotional needs. Their goal is to provide these socially vulnerable youth with dignified opportunities for their futures. To learn more about this organization (and to practice your Portuguese) and how they are living out their mission visit their website.

“Our experience at A Casa Do Jardim has forever changed who I am as a person.” ~Amber Cavellier, Medical Technology, '20
Roberts Student with Brazil children at Casa do Jardim

Colleen Denny at Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Colleen Denny, Liberal Arts '19

"Being a part of this program has given me lifelong friends, opportunities to serve and explore Rochester, and has provided me with global experience in order to connect and grow in ways I never even would have imagined.”