This program takes place in Santarém, Brazil, providing students with an opportunity to understand Amazonian Brazil. Beyond visiting Afro-Brazilian or riverine villages in the Amazon, students will be exposed to the rapidly growing economy of Northern Brazil and complete service activities with Amizade’s community partner, Fundação Esperança or Terre des Hommes. The majority of the program will be spent participating in an existing rural health initiative.
WVU partners with Amizade Global Service-Learning to provide this experience for students. Amizade was founded in Brazil in 1994 and has maintained a presence in Santarem since that time. Amizade efforts have led to or supported the completion of numerous community initiatives, including the development of classrooms, the provision of healthcare, and educational programs to empower street children. Santarem is a city of approximately 300,000 people at the confluence of the Amazon and Tapajos Rivers.
- Santarém, Brazil
- Visit Afro-Brazilian and riverine villages in the Amazon
- Complete service activities with Amizade’s community partner, Fundação Esperança or Terre des Hommes