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07/15/2014 - 12/13/2014
Deadlines:
03/15/2014
Credit:
18 - 21 semester / 27 - 31.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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04/01/2015
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2.75 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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01/07/2015 - 06/13/2015 *
Deadlines:
10/15/2014
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18 - 21 semester / 27 - 31.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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10/15/2015
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Put your language studies into action, staying with a host family in a beach-lined big city midway up Latin America’s east coast. Whip your academic language skills into real-world shape during a month long intensive language and culture program. Then it’s off to school as usual – only at a Brazilian university with classes in Portuguese. Add in excursions and cultural activities that bring Brazilian history and culture to life like never before, and you have the experience of a lifetime.

Study abroad in Salvador da Bahia and you’ll:

  • Learn Portuguese through a four-week intensive language and culture program prior to the semester, followed by semester-long language courses at various levels
  • Enroll in CIEE, and Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSal) courses
  • Explore your new home through cultural and educational activities.
  • Enjoy an overnight trip to areas of historical and cultural importance in Bahia and beyond; and excursions to explore other parts of Brazil’s distinct Northeast
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Bowman Travel Grants
  • Bowman Travel Grants

    For students who want to pursue study abroad in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, or Latin America, and who demonstrate financial based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • Michael Stohl Research Scholarship
  • Michael Stohl Research Scholarship

    The Michael Stohl Research Scholarship is awarded to students studying for a semester or year who are self-identified as a 1st generation college student, demonstrate financial need, are a non-traditionally aged student, have a non-traditional background, and/or are planning to conduct research as part of the study abroad program. Preference is given to students from public higher education institutions. Awards range from $1000-$5000, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • Language Intensive-Focus Track (LIFT) Merit Scholarships
  • Language Intensive-Focus Track (LIFT) Merit Scholarships

    For students who want to pursue an intensive language program for one academic year in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Spain, or Taiwan

  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships

    For first-generation college students who want to combine research and study abroad. Preference is given to students with diverse ethnic backgrounds.

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

study abroad in Brazil

We pack in a whole year’s worth of Portuguese language training into one semester. As soon as you arrive, you’ll take part in a month long Intensive Portuguese Language and Culture Program (ILCP) that will tune up your language skills, help you transition into the new culture, and prepare you linguistically and culturally for direct enrollment

During the semester, you’ll choose from a variety of courses – ranging from anthropology and education to the performing arts, literature, and communications – at a local university. You’ll also continue your language training in a Portuguese language course and have access to number of specialized CIEE electives examining race and social inequality in Bahia and Brazil.

Excursions

CIEE arranges a host of excursions in and out of Bahia. Visit museums and religious buildings like an Afro-Brazilian Candomblé house. Take dance and percussion classes, go to concerts, see Brazilian films. And go on an excursion out of town, perhaps to a small coastal village like Praia do Forte, to see the rich diversity that characterizes the Brazilian landscape, people, and culture.

Volunteering

Be a part of Bahia’s rich culture of volunteerism and community service. Get a firsthand look at the challenges facing Bahia today during volunteer opportunities with a wide range of local organizations such as CAASAH, a treatment center for children with AIDS or HIV, and Artes Consciente, which teaches kids percussion, boxing, street art, and more.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card, which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (22 wks)
03/15/2014
07/15/2014
12/13/2014

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Fall 2015
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$16,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,737
Housing ***
$3,700
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$2,000
Local Transportation
$420
Books & Supplies
$200
Visa Fees **
$270
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,500
Other ***
$200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

*** local government registration

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Spring 2015 (22 wks)
10/15/2014
01/07/2015
06/13/2015
$16,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,737
Housing ***
$3,700
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$2,000
Local Transportation
$420
Books & Supplies
$200
Visa Fees **
$270
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,500
Other ***
$200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

*** local government registration

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Spring 2016
10/15/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015 (48 wks)
03/15/2014
07/15/2014
06/13/2015

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2015-2016
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$32,000

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$24,187
Housing ***
$7,400
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$2,000
Local Transportation
$840
Books & Supplies
$400
Visa Fees **
$270
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000
Other ***
$200
Expenses during break ****
$700

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

*** local government registration

**** academic year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Calendar year 2015
10/15/2014
01/07/2015
TBA
$32,000

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$24,187
Housing ***
$7,400
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$2,000
Local Transportation
$840
Books & Supplies
$400
Visa Fees **
$270
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000
Other ***
$200
Expenses during break ****
$700

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

*** local government registration

**** calendar year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 4 semesters of college-level Spanish and/or 2 semesters of college-level Portuguese or equivalent
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the fall semester is 18–21 semester/27–31.5 quarter hours and for the spring, 16–19 semester/24–28.5 quarter hours. Total recommended credit for the academic and calendar year is 34–40 semester/51–60 quarter hours.

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All students attend the required four-week, 6-credit Intensive Language and Culture Program (ILCP), which prepares students linguistically and culturally prior to the start of the regular semester. For the remainder of the semester, students enroll in a Portuguese language course, one or two CIEE courses, and two or three elective courses at UCSal. Students must enroll in Portuguese language study throughout their study abroad experience, including academic year and calendar year students in their second semester. Academic and calendar year students are exempt from CIEE elective courses during their second semester. However, students transferring to Bahia from another CIEE semester program in Brazil (São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro) must enroll in one of the CIEE elective courses offered.

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About the City

About The City

Salvador da Bahia, located on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Brazil, has three 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, Bahia 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 located next to modern complexes. The CIEE Study Center is located in the neighborhood of Barra, a few blocks from Brazil's first lighthouse (Farol da Barra).

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Jacob Dyer-Spiegel

Dr. Jacob Dyer-Spiegel completed his doctorate at UMass-Amherst in English with a concentration in Caribbean literature and translation studies. He holds an M.A. in Caribbean cultural studies from the Universidad de la Habana in Cuba and SUNY Buffalo, and two bachelor’s degrees from University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Comparative Literature and another in Spanish and Portuguese. Jacob was both a Fulbright and Gilman Scholar in Salvador, Brazil and is a triple-alumnus of CIEE’s programs in Seville, Salvador, and Sao Paulo.

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Flavia Santana

Resident Coordinator

Flavia Santana helps with student housing, administrative matters, visa registration, cultural activities, and student issues.

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Luize Silva

Program Coordinator

Luize Silva was born in a small town in Bahia called Cruz das Almas but moved to Bahia with her family at age 11. She earned her B.A. in Business Administration. After school she went to the U.S. on an au pair exchange program and lived in Virginia and California for 2 years. She loves Bahia and she loves to travel. She also works wonders assisting CIEE students in getting to know the area and helping them with cultural adaptation. She´s getting her M.B.A. in human resource management / personnel management. At CIEE, she focuses on volunteer and community service, financial administration, cultural activities, and student issues.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Established in 1961, Universidade Católica do Salvador (UCSal) is the highest ranked private university in northeast Brazil. The University offers courses in many departments including communications, education, fine arts, social services, and music. The UCSal campus is housed in renovated monasteries and modern buildings with several campuses around the city.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

study abroad in Brazil

Housing and three meals a day are included in the study abroad program fee. During orientation, students are housed together in a hotel. For the remainder of the program, students are placed in Bahian homestays.

The homestay is essential to the students’ learning process and integration into life in Bahia. The opportunity to live with a Brazilian family not only allows students to deconstruct stereotypes and observe real life in action, but it also creates opportunities for dialogue about issues discussed in class, and for practicing their Portuguese language skills. Students can expect a more traditional environment that may call for some adjustments on their part. The opportunity to live with a family offers students a unique source of cultural learning and personal growth.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Salvador da Bahia even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

A two-day mandatory orientation session is conducted at the beginning of the program and will introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, and also provide practical information about living in Brazil. Ongoing support is provided on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Most homestays have an Internet connection and there are numerous Internet cafés in Bahia. You can also access the Internet on computers at the CIEE office and on the UCSal campus, free of charge. Past students found it helpful to open an Internet-based email account, since university accounts do not exist.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

study abroad in Brazil

Study abroad program activities include visits to the museum of Afro-Brazilian history and a Candomblé house, participation in dance and percussion classes, attendance at concerts, and more. The study abroad program also includes an overnight trip to areas of historical and cultural importance in Bahia and beyond, excursions to explore other parts of Brazil’s distinct northeast, plus many more cultural explorations. Spring semester students may also participate in local Carnival festivities.

Immersion

Community Engagement Opportunities

Community engagement is an important cultural and educational component of this study abroad program, and Salvador has a rich culture of volunteerism and community service. As part of the program, CIEE arranges community engagement opportunities with a wide range of organizations and communities throughout Bhaia. The projects are designed to give you a firsthand look at the challenges facing Bahia today. CIEE has a dynamic network of community partnerships with local NGOs, schools, and other organizations in which you can volunteer and engage with the people of Bahia.

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Academics

Academics

The CIEE Study Center in Salvador da Bahia was established in 2000. Students begin the program by participating in an Intensive Language and Culture Program (ILCP). The ILCP prepares students for the regular semester by providing them with the opportunity to focus intensively on Portuguese language acquisition. The ILCP course is 90 hours of intensive language instruction and cultural studies for six credits. The semester program offers a combination of direct enrollment classes at the Brazilian university, UCSal , Portuguese language instruction, and interdisciplinary CIEE courses that range from critical race and gender studies and Brazilian cultural production. These semester courses are confirmed during the ILCP program, approximately one month prior to the start of the fall or spring semester.

Academic Culture

Some U.S. students could misperceive that the workload is light and that there are very few assignments. However, students are given bibliographies for courses with the expectation that they read as many of the listings as possible and select those titles that best meet their needs and interests. In some courses, the entire grade is based on a term paper or critical analysis of a particular article, with the expectation that the paper be based upon a fairly extensive reading from the bibliography. This relative freedom places a great deal of responsibility on the student.

While U.S. students are accustomed to a very structured system, professors in Brazil generally leave students on their own to determine the intensity of their work – an approach that is geared towards the student who is motivated, self-sufficient, and deeply interested in the subject matter of the course. It is a more rigorous and autonomous academic system.

The CIEE academic year program takes place from late June to mid-June of the following year, and the CIEE calendar year program coincides with the Brazilian academic year, taking place from February to mid/late-December. Academic year students have an eight-week break between the fall and spring semesters and are encouraged to travel independently throughout other parts of Brazil and Latin America during that time. Calendar year students have a break of six weeks between the Brazilian first and second semesters (the North American spring and fall semesters). Students are responsible for their housing and meals during these breaks.

Nature of Classes

CIEE Portuguese language and content courses are with CIEE students as well as other international students. Participants will also enroll directly in host university courses at UCSal alongside Brazilian students. CIEE courses are open to CIEE students and, if there is space, a select number of students from UCSal, UFBA, and other local institutions, that are invited by the professor.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

Students take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment by speaking Portuguese at all times (except in emergencies). This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Portuguese language proficiency and understanding of Brazilian society.

Grading System

Students are evaluated the same as their Brazilian university peers on any combination of the following: quizzes, class participation, mid-term and final exams, or final papers, much as in the U.S. Students must take exams at the regular exam time and turn in all work on time. Letter grades of A through F are given with pluses or minuses.

Grades for the first semester are normally received by early September and March for the second semester.

Language of Instruction

Portuguese

Faculty

The Portuguese language courses are taught by language instructors from UCSal. UCSal elective courses are taught by UCSal professors. CIEE electives are currently taught by professors from the Universidade Federal da Bahia, UNIFACS, and by the CIEE resident director.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Required Intensive Language and Culture Program Courses

Upon arrival, students take a language placement exam to determine which language course they will take during the Intensive Language and Culture Program. A special section of beginner-level Portuguese for Spanish Speakers may be offered for students who have proficiency in Spanish and have had no previous Portuguese instruction. Not all sections are offered each session, with specific offerings dependent upon student enrollments and results of the language placement exam.

PORT 1501 BBAH
Intensive Beginner Portuguese, I

PORT 1502 BBAH
Intensive Beginner Portuguese, II

PORT 2501 BBAH
Intensive Intermediate Portuguese, I

PORT 2502 BBAH
Intensive Intermediate Portuguese, II

PORT 2503 BBAH
Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (for near-native speakers)

PORT 3501 BBAH
Intensive Advanced Portuguese, I

PORT 3502 BBAH
Intensive Advanced Portuguese, II

This required pre-session course is designed to prepare students linguistically and culturally for all aspects of the semester abroad. It provides students with an intense introduction to or continued study of Portuguese language, as well as an orientation to the culture and contemporary issues of Brazil. The course includes language classes (divided at appropriate levels with an emphasis on grammar applied through oral production); lectures, readings, and discussions on contemporary Brazilian life; community exploration activities; and an introduction to Brazilian academic culture. By the time they begin coursework at the local Brazilian universities, students will have learned/refined their language skills and constructed a basic cultural literacy as background to their coursework. Contact hours: 90 (language component). Recommended credit: 6 semester / 9 quarter hours.

Required CIEE Semester Language Courses

Based on examination, students are placed in an appropriate Portuguese language course.

PORT 1001 BBAH
Semester Beginner Portuguese, I

PORT 1002 BBAH
Semester Beginner Portuguese, II

PORT 2001 BBAH
Semester Intermediate Portuguese, I

PORT 2002 BBAH
Semester Intermediate Portuguese, II

PORT 3001 BBAH
Semester Advanced Portuguese, I

PORT 3002 BBAH
Semester Advanced Portuguese, II

PORT 4001 BBAH
Advanced Portuguese Syntax and Written Composition

These courses emphasize grammar, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Elective Courses

All semester students are required to enroll in at least one of the following courses. Academic year students are not required to enroll in a CIEE course during their second semester. CIEE courses require a minimum of five students to be offered.

Musical Sensibility of Bahia
In this course we will examine elements and patterns in the development of Brazilian and Bahian musical forms. The course seeks to understand the philosophies of sound and rhythm and the complexities of the diverse forms of Bahian music. We will work together to explore links between music, identity, and the notion of a ‘Bahian musical way.’ The objectives of this course are the following: to gain a theoretic and practical knowledge of Bahian and Brazilian musical production; develop an appreciation of Brazilian and Bahian musical genres; and to examine the relationships between national, regional, and Bahian identities and music.

BRAZ 3005 BBAH / SOCI 3001 BBAH
Faces of Inequality in Bahia and Brazil: Gender, Race, and Class Dynamics
This course aims to examine the socio-anthropological nature of the dynamics between gender and other distinguishing characteristics of Brazilian society such as race, class and sexuality. While the course treats gender as the central social marker for examining inequality, it seeks to develop a critical analysis that understands that “not everything is a question of gender,” but recognizes the fundamental importance of understanding connections between class inequality, sexism, racism, and homophobia in the structure of power relations in Brazil. In this context, the course seeks to create a dialogue based in deconstructionist theory of essentialist analyses on gender and race, through the establishment of connections with intersectional, prototypical situations of social inequality, e.g. domestic work, gender and racial violence, homophobia, or even the prejudiced bias in Brazilian cultural production and media.

INDR 3003 BBAH
Directed Independent Research
The Directed Independent Research course offers students a unique chance to design and follow a research project in the area of African diaspora studies. Past topics have included: the roles of Candomblé in Brazilian popular music; Yoruba influence on Brazilian-Portuguese; Afro-Brazilian women in oral and visual texts; translation of African Brazilian writers; and the roles of Salvador’s Terreiros in community education and professionalization projects (among other projects). The course will be conducted entirely in Portuguese (research in libraries, selected readings, interviews, oral history, presentations, and essays) and an advanced level of Portuguese is pre-requisite. The group of researchers will meet once a week in the first month. After the first month, the group will meet two times per month. These meetings will be organized as workshops and may include guest lectures.

Students begin the course with a detailed proposal and bibliography of at least ten articles and five books. The requirements for the proposal (as well as a model) will be distributed roughly one month before the Fall or Spring semester begins, generally during the second week of the ILCP program, and all students should bring their proposal to the first class meeting. The initial bibliography must be entirely in Portuguese. The proposal should describe the project, themes, arguments, objectives, and motivating factors for the independent study.

Students who are researching areas outside of literature, performing, visual arts, and translation in an African diaspora context must create their bibliographies together with their university professor at their sending institution. This may be done through e-mail, but it is important that the professor know that there will be times in which the student will contact them throughout the research process. In addition to active participation in the workshops, students must provide monthly progress reports (2 pages), a final paper (7- 8 pages), and a final presentation.

Universidade Católica do Salvador Courses

The following list is a representative sampling of the subjects available. All course selections are made in consultation with the resident director. Not all courses are available every semester.

History
History of Brazilian Culture
Ancient history
History of Africa
Medieval history
Modern History
History of Brazil
History of Bahia
Historiography of Brazil

Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy
General Philosophy I
General Philosophy II (Cosmology)
History of Philosophy
Political Science
Logics
Philosophy – Ethics and Citizenship
Esthetics
Knowledge Theory
Philosophy of Religion
Social and Political Thought

Geography
Geology
Theory of Geography
Regional Geography
Climatology
Geomorphology
Political Geography
Systematic cartography

English Literature/Language and Portuguese Literature/Language
English language
Portuguese Language
Linguistics
Introduction to literary studies
Literature theory
Fundamentals of Anglo-American Culture
Psychology of learning
Psychology and interpersonal relations
Education – Public policies
North-American Literature
Portuguese Literature
Brazilian literature

Visual Arts
Art History
Fundamentals of Visual Language
Research Methods
Artistic Drawing
Painting
Perception and Creation Lab
History of Visual Arts in Brazil
Philosophy – Ethics and Citizenship
Psychology and interpersonal relations

Business & Law
Business Accounting
Accounting
Business
Theology
Philosophy – Ethics and Citizenship
Research Methods
Statistics
Human and Environmental rights
Technology and Society
Logistics
Business Law
Organizational sociology
Introduction to Law
Statistics
Finance
Social legislation and labor law
Introduction to Law
Organizational Systems and Methods

Accounting
Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Economy
Research Methods
General Accounting
Philosophy – Ethics and Citizenship
Commercial Accounting
Financial Mathematics
Statistics
Computerized accounting systems
Ethical norms and the evolution of accounting

Economics
Microeconomics
Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Economy
Value Theory and in Marxian Economics
Mathematics
Macroeconomics analysis
Classic and neoclassic economics
Structure and analysis of costs
Statistics

Advertising & Marketing
Communication Theory
Fundamentals of Advertising and Marketing
Semiotics
Graphic Production
Contemporary culture and communication
Fundamentals of Marketing
Media
Market research
Ethics and legislation in communication

Public Relations
Communication Theory
PR Fundamentals
Semiotics
Compared communication
Marketing
Consumer psychology and behavior
Marketing -Analysis and Planning

Engineering & Informatics
Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering
Production Engineering
Sanitary Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Information Systems
Mathematics

Music
Choral
Instrumental Practice—Guitar
Instrumental Practice—Piano
Rhythm and Sound
Vocal Techniques

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