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  • Locations: Salvador, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Intersession
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Homestay
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Humanities, IS, Politics & History, Languages & Culture, Social Sciences
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: No
Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (total for up to 3 intersession apps submitted)
Program Description:

Make this winter in Baltimore your summer in Brazil!

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Hopkins Intersession Brazil:
Health, Politics & Cultural Studies in Bahia

Brazil - Salvador - 2017

"Salvador is a place that stays with you long after leaving. Its vibrant culture from the music to the food is what draws you in, but then the engaging Brazilian kindness and openness makes you feel at home. I wish I had known about Salvador sooner and it was one of the best decisions to go abroad there for intersession. What I learned in those three short weeks keeps coming up in conversations inside and outside of the classroom."Salvador

-Lucy Delgado, International Studies & Anthropology major

The program takes place in the exhilarating metropolis of Salvador da Bahia, one of Brazil's foremost cultural centers. Students will spend 3 weeks filled with exciting activities, enriching mini-courses, cultural lectures, hands-on workshops, and informative visits. Learn about the Brazilian health system and how the country deals with tropical diseases like Zika and Dengue. Study the current political situation and controversial policies of the Brazilian government. Experience Afro-Brazilian culture and history while having a Portuguese language immersion experience in this rich agricultural, industrial and vibrant maritime district. Take a walk on the cobblestone streets of the restored Pelourinho district “old city” a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the largest group of Baroque buildings in the Americas, examples of Portuguese colonial architecture and historical monuments. Join a street celebration and feel the infectious rhythms of Bahia’s African-inspired music and dance. Taste acaraje, moqueca, vatapa and other delicious Afro-Brazilian dishes while earning 3 credits. Join us on this amazing learning opportunity!

Program Dates
January 4-24, 2020

Program Info Session
Monday, September 23
Levering Conference Room A

Intersession Abroad Fair
A great opportunity to meet program instructors and alumni and have your questions answered in person.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hodson 2nd Floor Lobby


Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

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Areas of Study

  • Africana Studies
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Portuguese
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  • Open to all majors
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Courses and CreditsBrazil - Salvador

Students will earn 3 graded Humanities (H) credits for the course: AS.362.303.30 Brazilian Studies: Health, Politics and Culture.

Each morning will be dedicated to language immersion, lectures related to cultural aspects by renowned guest speakers, and group reflection meetings lead by Dr. Azeredo-Cerqueira. Afternoons we will have mini-courses, excursions to various places in Salvador and the surrounding areas related to the topic of the class and of general interest. Students will visit the United Nations Population Fund office (UNFPA) in Salvador and the renowned Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health-CIDACS.

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CostBrazil - Salvador - Int 2017

$6,730. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, meals, excursions, and international health insurance.

Scholarship Opportunities
Hopkins Intersession Scholarships: Oct 2 Deadline
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships (for Pell Grant recipients): Oct 1 Deadline
Aronson International Experience Grants (for International Studies majors): Oct 15 Deadline
Russell Wood Scholarships: Sep 30 Deadline

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Students are placed in carefully selected Bahian host families within walking distance of the school. The opportunity to live with a Brazilian family allows students to learn firsthand about Brazilian culture as well as practice Portuguese language. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included daily.

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Application ProcessSalvador - AfroBrazilian music

Click the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of this page to begin the application process.

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More Information

Brazil Calendar 2020.pdf

This program is currently not accepting applications.