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ACM Begins New Program in Brazil

ACM Begins New Program in Brazil November 24, 2008

ACM will launch a new off-campus study program in Brazil this spring, offering exciting opportunities for students to live in a dynamic country at the center of Latin American culture, economics, and politics.

At the same time, the program’s structure will help foster internationalization on ACM campuses and open a wide range of connections with one of Brazil’s top universities.

A building on the UFJF campusThe Brazil Exchange program will be the first ACM program in South America. Students will take classes at the highly-regarded Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) and become immersed in Brazilian culture.

This will also be ACM’s first exchange program. After a student from an ACM college studies for a spring semester in Brazil, a UFJF student will spend the fall semester at the ACM college. As the program develops, faculty exchanges and short-term visits may also be established.

A program for students in all majors

At UFJF, ACM students will study Portuguese language, including a two-week “crash” course when they arrive, and choose among courses in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. UFJF is especially strong in the sciences, making this a good international program for science majors, as well as students from all other departments.

Juiz de Flora, the site of the program, is a pleasant city about a two-hour bus ride from Rio de Janeiro. ACM students will have the option of living with a Brazilian host family or in an apartment with Brazilian students.

During the exchange semester, students will remain enrolled at their home ACM college and pay their regular tuition, a program fee, and travel and living expenses. For most students, financial aid will apply. Complete details are on the Brazil Exchange webpage.

The Brazil Exchange grows out of an exchange program that Colorado College has enjoyed with UFJF since 2001.

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