Program Details

Major topics of study include: Social movements in Brazil’s past and present Ways in which civil society and governmental organizations develop sports policy and practice as an instrument of human development and social justice How race, gend
Location:
Fortaleza, Brazil
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Learn how sports have provided a key strategy for engaging young people in positive change and working toward social justice in Brazil.

Major topics of study include: Social movements in Brazil’s past and present Ways in which civil society and governmental organizations develop sports policy and practice as an instrument of human development and social justice How race, gender, and sexuality have affected access to sports participation, influenced media portrayals of players, and currently inform new sports initiatives How sports are being used to offer at-risk youth opportunities to develop self-confidence and self-esteem How mega-sporting events fit into Brazilian society and how politics and the media portray these events

Setting Description:
Live and study in Fortaleza. Fortaleza is a vibrant city with a wide range of sports options and innumerable NGOs working to promote positive social change. While soccer is the most popular sport in the city and Fortaleza is home to a number of soccer clubs, tournaments and championships, the city also offers capoeira, beach and water sports, and other activities. During your time in Fortaleza, you will study Brazilian culture and learn about the local social and political context. You will also be immersed in Portuguese language study and daily life in Fortaleza through interaction with your host family.
Cost:
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Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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