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  • Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CET Academic Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission 28-JUL-2020 08-DEC-2020
Spring Semester 2021 01-NOV-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Island Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Liz Wellbeloved Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Cultural Studies, Economics, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Portuguese, Sociology
Program Description:

CET Brazil

Sao Paulo skyline with student
This program is for challenge-seeking students who want to understand Brazil’s many sides. You'll study poverty and inequality, go on a Traveling Seminar to Bahia to see Brazil's African roots, and volunteer in the community. The basic curriculum is a combination of Portuguese language courses and electives taught in English, but if you've studied Portuguese already, you may for full immersion by taking direct enroll courses in Portuguese alongside Brazilian peers. The program is open to students of all Portuguese language levels.

Study Social Justice. Learn Portuguese. Immerse in Brazilian Life.

  • Core course in Poverty & Inequality in 21st Century Brazil
  • Portuguese language courses, including Portuguese for Spanish Speakers, cover at least one year of university-level Portuguese language each term
  • Electives in economics, political science, development studies, sociology
  • Meetings with grassroots organizations, representatives of indigenous groups, and NGOs
  • Brazilian roommates
  • No language prerequisite—open to beginner through advanced Portuguese language levels
Visit the CET website to apply and learn more about this program.