Overview

SIT BrazilBrazil

Rollins College offers three programs in Brazil through the School for International Training (SIT) and World Learning. 

  • Social Justice and Sustainable Development: Students examine the multifaceted dynamics shaping development patterns in northeastern Brazil, including social, political, and economic forces. Through thematic coursework, educational excursions, field study, and independent research students gain exceptional insight into the socioeconomic challenges facing the region's diverse populations. Cultural immersion in both urban and rural settings provides students with additional perspectives on the impact national and international socioeconomic and political policies are having on northeast Brazil.
  • Public Health, Race and Human Rights: Students examine emerging health care issues in Brazil, particularly those related to the country's African Diaspora population which comprises approximately 50 percent of Brazil's population. Sharply focused on issues of access and inclusion, the program examines Brazil's health care system in the context of institutionalized racism, poverty and social exclusion.
  • Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology: explores the conflict between finite ecological resources and seemingly infinite human development demands on the Amazon River Basin. Covering an area roughly the size of Australia, this complex and delicately balanced ecosystem contains the world’s largest tropical forest, its second-longest river, and an extraordinary diversity of plant and animal life.

Location:

  • Social Justice and Sustainable Development: The program is based in Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil.
  • Public Health, Race and Human Rights: The program is based in Salvador, the capital of the Bahia state in northeastern Brazil.
  • Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology: The program is based in the city of Belém, in the Amazon river estuary.

Program Provider: World Learning is a non-profit organization that manages a variety of international education programs including SIT Study Abroad, the branch of World Learning that develops and manages undergraduate study abroad programs.  World Learning and SIT are recognized as leaders in the field of International Education, and their study abroad programs are unique in the emphasis on total integration, field-based and experiential learning, and independent, student research: on all SIT programs, students complete an Independent Study Project, which is often the highlight of the abroad experience.

Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2010-2011 this is $24,700.

  • Includes: tuition, administration, visa, housing, meals, emergency insurance, full medical insurance, on-site transportation, educational excursions and activities, and round-trip airfare
  • Does not include: travel insurance, immunizations (if needed) personal expenses, and course materials
  • Note: During the four weeks of the Independent Study Project, students are given a stipend to cover the costs of accommodation, meals and limited on-site transportation.

Fall 2011 Calendar

  • Social Justice and Sustainable Development: September 3-December 15
  • Public Health, Race and Human Rights: September 3-December 15
  • Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology: September 3-December 15

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Program Handbook

Follow the link to find further information and program details in the program-specific pre-departure handbook