This program provides students with a unique study abroad opportunity that will give them experience in ethnographic methods and anthropological theory in the challenging and interesting metropolitan setting of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Applied, urban and m
- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
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- Program Description:
- Georgia State offers many summer and maymester programs led and taught by Georgia State professors. These programs tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme and range from 10 to 20 participants, though some are larger. Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and tours as part of the program. These programs usually last between two and six weeks. Students find these programs a great way to really get to know their professors and other GSU students while earning GSU credits and grades. Students do not have to study on a program related to their major, but they certainly can. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
This program provides students with a unique study abroad opportunity that will give them experience in ethnographic methods and anthropological theory in the challenging and interesting metropolitan setting of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Applied, urban and medical anthropology are the major foci of the program. Through visits to public health clinics, nongovernmental organization (NGO) programs, and schools and community centers in different favelas (shantytowns), students will gain firsthand knowledge of how social stratification translates to disparities in health, education and standard of living. Students will assist with the projects of the Instituto Dois Irmãos (i2i), an organization that provides educational opportunities to residents of Rocinha, the largest favela community in Brazil. Students will attend guest lectures by Brazilian researchers and NGO directors. In addition, students will have a chance to explore the city independently and through organized trips to major landmarks such as Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado, to samba clubs, to museums, and to the Northeastern Fair (a large fair held every weekend in Rio that highlights the music, food and literature of the Northeast of Brazil).
Students will be living at the Rio Ipanema Hotel Residência, an apartment-style hotel in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Students will share apartments that are fully equipped with kitchen, full bathroom, television, and air conditioner.Depending on the availability of apartments, two students may share a one-bedroom apartment or four students may share a two-bedroom apartment. The neighborhood of Ipanema is bordered by the beachfront neighborhoods of Copacabana and Leblon and by the Atlantic Ocean and inland Lagoa (lagoon) Rodrigo de Freitas. Within Ipanema, there are numerous restaurants, groceries, pharmacies, banks (with ATMs), clothing stores, laundromats (with drop-off service), and Internet stations. Corner cafés offer inexpensive breakfast and lunch options. Throughout Ipanema, there is easy access to transportation by bus or taxi to other parts of the city.
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