Brazil: Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
CIEE CUSTOM PROGRAM
Students immerse themselves in communities in both Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia and get an in-depth look at social justice and economic disparity issues in Brazil.
CIDADE MARAVILHOSA – MARVELOUS CITY
Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. It’s home to major Brazilian companies, universities, expansive beaches, and a dynamic urban vibe.
CIDADE POBRE – POOR CITY
Rio may represent the second largest GDP in the country, but one-fifth of its 7.45 million multicultural residents live in improvised, low-income communities on the outskirts of Rio known as favelas. Economic disparity ranks top among local grassroots movements.
ART, CULTURE, COMMUNITY & CHANGE
Students engage themselves in the Brazilian culture with Samba lessons, visits to art galleries, meetings with community workers and social activists, and learn firsthand about their strategies for closing the economic disparity gap and promoting change.
This is an example program. All CIEE Faculty-Led & Custom Programs can be customized to meet your academic goals and financial requirements.
Sean McIntyre is Academic Director for CIEE in Brazil and Center Director in Rio De Janeiro. Since obtaining his doctorate in German Studies from Stanford University in 2003, Dr. McIntyre has taught undergraduate humanities courses, German and Brazilian Portuguese language in several universities in the United States. In 2007 he received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to develop a Brazilian literature course at the University of São Paulo-Campinas (UNICAMP). In 2011, Sean moved to Rio de Janeiro to raise a family.