Program Details

Students enroll in 3 or 6 credits, as follows: Global Perspectives in Higher Education: Brazil - E98.2153.099 (3 credits) plus optional Independent study - E98.2300.099 (3 credits), which will entail additional research and writing.
Location:
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Examines globalization and higher education in Brazil with comparison to the US. Students gain an understanding of the variety of higher education institutions in Brazil and become familiar with issues of internationalization in higher education, faculty and student mobility and research in a global context, variation among public versus private universities and their economic structures, the role of foreign university partnerships, and other higher education issues.

Students enroll in 3 or 6 credits, as follows: Global Perspectives in Higher Education: Brazil - E98.2153.099 (3 credits) plus optional Independent study - E98.2300.099 (3 credits), which will entail additional research and writing.

Costs include 3-6 credits, housing, and activities. Students visit a variety of public and private universities, colleges, and other higher education institutions in São Paulo, Rio de Janiero, and Salvador da Bahia. We also schedule meetings with activists, NGOs, cultural visits, and other activities to complement the academic program. Students can use free time for research and cultural activities.
Setting Description:
The terms of the debate over affirmative action, the players, and the stakes are different in Brazil and the US, but the intensity of the issue is high on both sides. This comparative examination seeks to elucidate the historical and cultural contingency of racial classification systems in both the US and Brazil and to analyze contemporary controversies and social implications in the globalization of higher education.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No
Scholarships Description:
Students can transfer their federal financial aid from their home institution to help pay for their tuition at NYU Shanghai. Visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn more about consortium agreements.

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