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Sustainability in Brazil


Join Drs. Matthew Flynn and Rafael Quirino on a 2-week journey to take a closer look at the strong economic growth that Brazil has experienced in recent decades. Learn more about the Brazilian society, including its culture, politics, and economy in a globalized setting. Improve your cross-cultural communication skills and sensitivities through direct-immersion based on in-country experiences and on-the-ground social interactions!

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Application Form (Deadline – March 1, 2019)

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Course Options:

Students have the opportunity to earn and must be enrolled in 6 credit hours with their home institution.  Students can choose from the following:

INTS 3090/ 2090- Sustainable Technology in the Americas (3)
SOCI 3094/5094 – Sustainable Technology in the Americas (3)
LATS 3090- Sustainable Technology in the Americas (3)
CHEM 1030/ 1040/ 4900- Sustainable Technology in the Americas (3)


Students should possess at least a 2.5 institutional GPA at the time of application, with no active disciplinary record.  All students must be fully admitted to the institution, and at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.

Dates of Program:

June 28– July 14, 2019 (Summer Term B)- Students will be responsible for participating in post-trip activities on the Statesboro campus.

Program Cost:



$750 with a $500 scholarship

Includes: All regional and local transportation; lodging for the duration of the program; laboratory access; tour and excursion fees; and a medical travel insurance plan.

Additional Costs: Round-trip airfare to Brazil; meals and food; and all incidental and personal expenses.


***The core funding support for Georgia Southern University’s Sustainability in Brazil Study Abroad Program is through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund and its partner, the MetLife Foundation, as part of the dynamic public-private sector partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Embassies, corporations, and foundations working together to stimulate new higher education partnerships between the United States and the rest of the Western Hemisphere. Learn more and join the Innovation Network at***


Nature and Purpose of the Program:

Due to the recent strong economic growth in Brazil and the variety of social policies that have reduced poverty and improved standards of living, the country has received much praise. Still, the country faces obstacles to reconcile the demands for economic development and sustaining the country’s ecological diversity. To address these challenges, Brazil has acquired significant technological knowledge from cutting-edge research institutes and has worked to enact numerous policies to support environmentally friendly and socially useful innovation. Through this inter-disciplinary course, students will be able to work towards a better understanding how Brazil is addressing the twin demands for a growing economy and maintaining ecological diversity with new technological innovations.

Example Excursions and Activities:

  • Tour of UnB Campus
  • Historical tour of Brasilia and satellite cities
  • Visit to the U.S. Embassy and the Itamaraty Palace that houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil
  • Informative visit to the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) and IBAMA Laboratorio de Productos Florestais
  • Weekend trip to Trip to Alto de Paraiso and Pirenopolis
  • Nature Hike to Cachoeria Loquinhas
  • Visit to Parque Nacional de Chapada dos Veaderios National Park for a waterfall visit and lectures
  • Exploration of the Brasília National Park

Application and Payment Schedule:

Program Application and $500.00 deposit: Due March 1, 2019 (Note: This fee is waived if receiving $500 scholarship)
1st Program Payment of $730: Due April 1, 2019
Mandatory travel insurance fee of $20.00 mandatory travel insurance fee: Due April 1, 2019

All payments should be made through the Georgia Southern Studies Abroad “Sustainability in Brazil” Marketplace webpage.

Refund information:
Once accepted to the program, all deposits and program payments are non-refundable.

Have questions or need more information?  Please contact:
Dr. Matthew Flynn, Program Director, Department of Political Science and International Studies/Department of Sociology and Anthropology-
Dr. Rafael Quirino, Program Director, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry –
Office of International Programs & Services –

Last updated: 10/18/2018