I’m sure Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Alex Morgan and so many more Olympic athletes can all attest to the challenges leading up to the Olympics. Each Olympic athlete has a different upbringing and backstory, but one thing that is consistent is that they worked hard…Keep Reading
Customize Your Program
Your program is one-of-a-kind. Your itinerary should be too. We craft each program with a thematic approach, developing a day-by-day schedule that matches your curriculum, your goals, and your needs.
How it works
You’ll work directly with your own Program Development manager to craft your itinerary from the beginning. He or she is an extension of your university team, consulting with our ground team and our curriculum specialists to give your students an experience that’s uniquely yours. Once we settle on a basic itinerary, you’ll get your own account manager who will work to make sure your program’s goals are met, year after year after year.
Wes Young, Director of Operations—South America, lives and works in Latin America and helps to forge authentic connections for groups traveling in the region. His connections pave the way for a seamless travel experience, as well as new opportunities for groups to meet and learn from locals engaged in their field.
To begin customizing your program, give us a call at 1-800-422-2368.
Topics to Explore
In Brazil, you might choose to explore some of the following topics:
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil was an economic powerhouse pouring government resources into improving the nation’s roads, bridges, new hydroelectric dams, and mass transit systems. Examine how these investments fared as Brazil stepped onto the national stage for these enormous global events. Study the political fallout that resulted and the current state of Brazil’s less-than-exemplary economy.
Go deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle to see the largest and most diverse tropical rainforest in the world. Study climate change, forestry, biogeography, or any number of fields. This is the stuff of which a scientist dreams!
While Brazil has long been the South American hegemony, in recent years, successful government policies have transformed the country into a global economic power.
The liberalization of the economy and growth of the middle class have certainly changed this notoriously inequitable society. But Modern Brazil came into global scrutiny in the run up to the 2014 World Cup, for better and for worse. During the event, the issues that continue to plague the country—poverty, inflation, and crime—were juxtaposed against its natural beauty, growth, and promise. Since then, Brazil is going through what some see as an economic adjustment and others see as a full-scale collapse. And the 2016 Summer Olympics are still to come.