Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights
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Students in the Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights program have several different homestay experiences in order to acquire a comprehensive picture of the socio-economic differences comprising Brazilian daily life. All host families provide a safe and welcoming environment and allow students to experience firsthand the large variations in health care standards in contemporary Brazil. Many students consider the homestay experience one of the most meaningful parts of the program.
During the first seven weeks of the semester, students live with host families in Salvador, where they experience urban culture in the northeast, practice their Portuguese language skills, and learn about their host family's experience with the Brazilian health care system. Students are welcomed as members of their host family and integrated into the family's everyday life. Students live in different socioeconomic neighborhoods, some underprivileged, some middle class. When possible, students are placed with homestay families that match their interests.
Cachoeira and Remanso
Students also have a four-day homestay in Cachoeira and a seven-day homestay in Remanso.
Other accommodations on the program could include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.
Duration: 15 weeks
Program Base: Salvador
Language Study: Portuguese
Prerequisites: None, although a background in Portuguese, Spanish, or another Romance language is highly recommended. Read more...
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