Brazil: Culture and Environmental Sustainability

Experience Brazil's ecological and cultural diversity and learn about the country's ongoing efforts related to sustainability

offered by Experiment In International Living

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Please visit our website for more information. Discover the environmental and cultural diversity of Brazil, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, during an exciting time in the country’s history: in 2016, Brazil will host the Summer Olympics, an event that will attract visitors from across the globe to Brazil. On this high school summer abroad program, you will explore contemporary opportunities and challenges facing Brazil, particularly in the area of sustainability and environmental conservation while experiencing many of Brazil’s different cultures and communities. Visit coastlines, mountains, and forests to see the unique species inhabiting some of the most biodiverse locations in the southern hemisphere. Cananéia, a historic coastal town founded in the sixteenth century, will be your base for exploring the Atlantic Forest, home to diverse species, many of which are endemic to the area. Visit fishing villages and trek through the forest and pristine beaches of Cardoso Island State Park. Spend time in an indigenous Caiçara community and also quilombo communities, originally formed in the nineteenth century by escaped slaves. Learn about conservation and sustainability efforts in the area. A 15-day homestay, which allows you to become part of a Brazilian family, takes place in Monte Alegre do Sul, a town nestled within the Mantiqueira mountain range. Share in the daily activities of your host family. Study Portuguese, and practice your new language skills over home-cooked meals. See colonial architecture while strolling through cobblestone streets and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains while sipping coffee in local cafés. Visit nearby waterfalls and mountain forests and see toucans and parakeets in their natural habitats. During the program, you and your group will participate in community service projects Orientation: Monte Alegre do Sul, 3 days Homestay: Monte Alegre do Sul, 15 days Other Accommodations: Hotels and lodges

SUBJECTS

  • Environmental Studies
  • Community Service
  • Culture

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