Fall or spring in Brazil? Now students can take their pick, as ACM’s two Brazil Semester Exchange Programs will be offered during both the fall and spring semesters beginning this fall. This change will provide students with more flexibility to coordinate their off-campus study experience with their on-campus curriculum.
The Brazil Exchanges provide two distinct options for ACM students. Both options feature a wide variety of elective courses to go with the required coursework in Portuguese language. Students enroll in top-rated Brazilian universities, take classes alongside Brazilian students, and immerse themselves in daily life in Brazil.
Environmental Studies Exchange
The Environmental Studies Exchange, new in fall 2010, is specifically focused on environmental studies in an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural context. With the program’s global perspective, students can explore the interaction among environmental, agricultural, social, economic, and political forces, and the different solutions to environmental issues that may emerge in other regions and cultures.
Students enroll at either Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) or at Universidade de Brasília (UnB). Both universities offer rich resources in environmental studies and access to savannah and tropical rain forest eco-systems that are not found in the continental U.S.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be available for a limited number of applicants for the Environmental Studies program.
Liberal Arts & Sciences Exchange
On the Liberal Arts & Sciences Exchange, students enroll at the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), where they can take courses in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The program is open to all academic majors and is ideal for students interested in Latin America who would like to learn or improve their Portuguese, particularly students who already know Spanish.
The Brazil Semester Exchange Programs are ACM’s first exchange programs. For each ACM student who participates, a Brazilian student will spend a semester at the corresponding ACM campus, creating a two-way student exchange. Due to the exchange, only students at ACM colleges can participate in these programs.