OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Brazil

SAS: Semester At Sea

Program Administrator: 
Semester at Sea
Country: 
Multiple Countries
Host Institution: 

Semester at Sea is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Global, comparative education is the element that distinguishes Semester at Sea from other study abroad programs. Operating a traveling shipboard campus allows diverse learning communities to live and learn in close quarters as they travel the world, and SAS provides opportunities for intensive engagement, reflection, interaction, and exchange that simply aren't available with other programs. Field-based, experiential learning is a vital component of Semester at Sea. The ship becomes a campus where participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grade. Field Labs are designed and led by a faculty member who has expertise in a particular culture, location, or subject matter. These in-port labs enhance and explore course content. SAS directed trips are led by staff or faculty. May be recommended by a faculty member as an excellent complement to a student's syllabus. Independent Practica are opportunities for a participant to conduct independent research. Requires faculty approval to count as fulfillment of field requirement.

Click here for a presentation from an OSU Student who participated in this program.

Location: 

Classes and residences are on board the MV Explorer, a 590-foot ship made into a floating campus. There are seven decks, student residences, dining halls, a library, recreational facilities, and more. Check out the Semester at Sea website for more information! There are voyages summer, fall, and spring with different routes around the world. The destinations vary slightly every year. While in port, students have the choice to stay in country or on the ship.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75 GPA, Consistent full time student status where one full term has been completed, 300-500 word essay.
See the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for more information.
See the SAS video to learn more about the program.

Program Costs: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for program cost details
$350 per term OSU Education Abroad Administration Fee

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biology
Business Admin.
Civil Eng.
Digital Comm Art
Earth Science
Economics
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
General Science
Geography
History
Int'l Business
Management
Marketing
Natural Resources
New Media Comm.
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Health
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Comm.

CIEE: Brazil, Sao Paulo

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Brazil
Host Institution: 

BUSINESS
Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-EAESP)
Escola Superior de Promoção e Marketing (ESPM)

LIBERAL ARTS
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)

LANGUAGE INTENSIVE
CIEE Headquarters

Location: 

São Paulo is a multi-cultural city of more than 19 million people. It is the second largest urban area in the Americas and an important South American economic and cultural center. São Paulo has a modern subway system, shopping malls, beautiful parks, nightlife, and open-air fruit and flower markets. São Paulo is often compared to New York City because of its distinct ethnic neighborhoods and excellent cultural venues. The city offers numerous entertainment opportunities including theater, plays, cinema, museums, and Carnival samba schools. The city offers numerous entertainment opportunities (such as samba, tango shows, and Carnival) and is only two hours from Brazil’s beautiful beaches.

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Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Calendar year
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Portuguese
Class Format: 
Classes with Host-Country and International Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

Overall GPA 3.0; 3 terms of micro-or macro-economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics (Business-Culture)
2.75 GPA; 4 semesters of college-level Spanish and/or 2 semesters of college-level Portuguese or equivalent (Liberal Arts)
2.75 GPA; 2 semesters of college-level Spanish and/or 1 semester of college-level Portuguese or equivalent (Language Intensive)

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Business & Culture
Liberal Arts
Intensive Language & Culture:Winter or Summer

Program Costs: 

Visit the CIEE website for more details.

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Bioresource Res.
Business Admin.
Digital Comm Art
Economics
Environ. Econ. Policy
Finance
Geography
History
New Media Comm.
Philosophy
Political Science
Rec. Resource Mgt
Speech Comm.
Sustainability
Tourism & Outdoor Lead

SIT: Brazil, Salvador (Public Health, Race, and Human Rights)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Brazil
Host Institution: 

School for International Training study center

Location: 

The program is based in Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia and the largest city in the Brazilian northeast. Of Salvador's 2.8 million residents, approximately 80 percent are of African descent, making Salvador an ideal base from which to explore issues of public health, community welfare, and social justice.

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Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Varies
Requirement: 

Previous college-level coursework in public health, development studies or related fields
A background in Portuguese, Spanish or other Romance language is strongly recommended
2.5 minimum GPA and sophomore standing

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

See the SIT website

Program Costs: 

Visit the SIT website

Academic emphasis: 
Ethnic Studies
Public Health
Sociology

SIT: Brazil, Belém (Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Brazil
Host Institution: 

School for International Training study center

Location: 

Belém, the program base—ideally located at the mouth of the Amazon— is a principal center for Amazonian research. Excursions take students throughout the Amazon River Basin.

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Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Varies
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing
Previous college-level coursework in environmental studies, ecology or development studies is strongly recommended
A background in Portuguese, Spanish or other Romance language is also recommended

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Visit the SIT website

Program Costs: 

Visit the SIT website

Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Natural Resources

CIEE: Brazil, Salvador da Bahia (Liberal Arts)

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Brazil
Host Institution: 

LIBERAL ARTS
Universidade Catolica do Salvador (UCSal)

INTENSIVE LANGUAGE & CULTURE
Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)

Location: 

Salvador da Bahia, located on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Brazil, has 2.1 million inhabitants. Due to the strong slave presence during the Colonial period, Salvador has a strong African influence, including religious and spiritual practices, cuisine, and ethnic dynamics. Today Salvador is a booming city and its historic and ethnic diversity can be noted in the city's architecture and layout: old parts of the city are next to modern complexes. The CIEE Study Center is located on a bustling square, 2 de Julho, located near Pelourinho, the historic center of the city.

 

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Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Language: 
Portuguese
Class Format: 
Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

LIBERAL ARTS
Four semesters college-level Spanish and/or two semesters college-level Portuguese
2.75 minimum GPA
SUMMER
Two semesters college-level Spanish and/or one semester college-level Portuguese

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Liberal Arts

Language Intensive & Culture: Summer or Winter

Program Costs: 

Visit the CIEE website

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Business Admin.
Civil Eng.
Digital Comm Art
Economics
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Eng.
Geography
Geology
History
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Speech Comm.
Women Studies

SIT: Brazil, Fortaleza (Social Justice and Sustainable Development)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Brazil
Host Institution: 

School for International Training study center

Location: 

The program is based in Fortaleza, the modern seaside capital of the state of Ceará. Students attend classes at the Instituto Brasil/Estados Unidos/Ceará (IBEU-CE), a bi-national center dedicated to the promotion of cultural ties and understanding between the people of Brazil and the United States. Local academics, community leaders, and researchers lead lectures and seminars on Brazilian culture, development, and social justice. Students engage with leading organizations working to promote social justice in the area including the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) and Banco Palmas.

 

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Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Varies
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing
Some background in Portuguese, Spanish or other Romance language is recommended

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Visit the SIT website

Program Costs: 

Visit the SIT website

Academic emphasis: 
Bioresource Res.
Economics
Environ. Econ. Policy
Political Science
Sociology
Sustainability
Women Studies