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  • Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Who Approved: Tulane applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/10/2019 09/27/2019 TBA TBA
Program Description:

CET Brazil: Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Brazil CET

About the Program | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Eligibility
Fields of Study | Academic Culture | Student Life | Housing | Helpful Links
About the Program
The CET program in São Paulo is a great option for students who have recently begun learning Portuguese and would like to take their language fluency to the next level while also learning about current events and issues that affect contemporary Brazilian society. All students on the CET program take the core course, Poverty and Inequality in 21st Century Brazil. Students also take a Portuguese language course, and select from a number of electives taught in Portuguese.

The program also has a traveling seminar, during which time you’ll visit Salvador da Bahia, a port town along Brazil’s northeastern coast. The program also offers a number of volunteer options, working with at-risk children, adults with disabilities and many other communities. 

Sao Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo is a multi-cultural city of more than 17 million people. It is the second largest urban area in the Americas and an important South American economic and cultural center. São Paulo has a modern subway system, well-designed shopping malls, beautiful parks, nightlife, and open-air fruit and flower markets. São Paulo is often compared to New York City because of its distinct ethnic neighborhoods and excellent cultural venues. The city offers numerous entertainment opportunities (such as samba, tango shows, and Carnival) and is only two hours from Brazil’s beautiful beaches.

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Completion of two semesters of Portuguese at Tulane including PORT 2030 with a grade of B or better during the year before departure
  • Coursework with Latin American content strongly recommended
Fields of Study
Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Portuguese, Latin American Studies, Independent Study

Academic Culture
All CET students take Poverty and Inequality in 21st Century Brazil. The course includes trips to the outskirts of São Paulo to engage with residents of the communities there—this is access to a reality that few foreigners experience. You may head to Aldeia Pico de Jaraguá, a Guarani indigenous community, to meet with leaders and hear the community’s history. You’ll even learn firsthand from members of the Homeless Workers Social Movement, one of the most influential organizations in the country. In addition to this course, you will take a Portuguese language course that will incorporate a number of excursions outside of the classroom to help you learn how to apply your newly acquired language skills. You’ll round out your schedule by selecting from a number of electives.
Students with advanced Portuguese skills can choose to take a direct enroll course or conduct an Independent Study. 

Student Life
CET works to maximize your integration into Brazilian life in a number of ways. The program is housed at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, a small and friendly campus. You’ll share an apartment with a local roommate who can serve as your cultural informant, for insider insight on where to get the best deals and eat where the locals eat. Finally, excursions throughout the city and region will help you build a deep understanding of your host city and culture!
Students on the CET Program in São Paulo will share an apartment with a local roommate. Apartments are a 15-minute walk from campus, and are well-equipped: basic furnishings, kitchen, laundry facilities, and internet access.
For meals, take your pick of São Paulo’s many inexpensive restaurants and eateries. Like to cook? There’s a farmers’ market right down the street from the apartments.

Helpful Links 

CET SaoPaulo Program

Contact Past Participants
Click HERE to contact recent study abroad alumni in this region.