This program is for students who want to step out of their comfort zone and understand Brazil from a local perspective. The curriculum is a combination of Portuguese language courses and electives taught in English, but intermediate and advanced students may opt for full immersion by taking direct enroll courses in Portuguese alongside Brazilian peers. Classes have a strong focus on social justice, and volunteering is a central component of the program. Excursions, including a weeklong Traveling Seminar to Salvador de Bahia, allow you to engage with Brazilian society as an actor, not a spectator. Students of all Portuguese language levels and majors are welcome.