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Spotlight on Brazil

A guide to custom programs in Brazil

Brazil is blessed with some of the most generous natural resources on the planet: an enormous, fertile land mass that covers most of the South American continent, more unique plant and animal species than any country on the planet, and abundant oil and gas reserves.

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Customize Your Program

Our approach

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 YoungOur Expert in South America

 

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:

Infrastructure

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.

The Amazon

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!

Samba

Consider this uniquely Brazilian music and dance form, both for its artistic and its historical significance. Rooted in the West African slave trade, the history of samba tells the sometimes difficult story of Brazil. Today, it is intrinsically linked to food, clothing, and black culture.

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Brazil Now
Brazil Now

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.

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