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  • Locations: Salvador, Brazil; Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
 Afro-Brazilian Culture, History, and Politics
Dates of Program:  March 10- March 18, 2017
Credit Units: 3
Sponsor(s) of Program:  College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Department

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This purpose of this study abroad is to introduce students to the lifestyle and culture of Afro-Brazilians.  Brazil has the largest population of Blacks outside of any African country.  In fact, it is second in Black citizens only to Nigeria.  Additionally, Brazil has a similar history to the United States in regards to Blacks such as its participation in the slave trade and discrimination against citizens of color.  However, Brazil differs from the experiences of Blacks in the U.S. including various unique differences such as the time and manner of abolishment of slavery, the retention of African culture among its population and the implementation of its “Racial Democracy” policy.  Students will travel to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil where they will learn about the history, culture and politics of Afro-Brazilians through tours, excursions and lectures led by Brazilian scholars and immersion with the culture.    Please contact Dr. Bonnette at if you are interested.
Participants will stay in a comfortable, double-occupancy hotel suite with a kitchenette on the beach in Salvador, Bahia.

Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
3/10    Depart Atlanta Ga
3/11    Arrive in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil-  Welcome Dinner (3hrs)
3/12    Lecture (2 hrs) at Steve Biko Cultural Institute
3/13    City Tour at Pelurhino (3hrs) , visit the museum in Pelurhino and  lecture 2 (2hrs) at Steve Biko Cultural Institute
3/14    Panoramic City Tour  (2 hrs)
           Visit Terreirro (Candomble house)  (4hrs)      
3/15     Lecture 3 (2hr)
            Lecture 4 (2hr) 
3/16      Lecture 5 (2 hr)
3/17      Visit and tour  Quilumbo (16 hrs)
3/18      Departure

This section highlights a tentative program itinerary including dates.  Please be sure to include on-campus meetings/pre-departure orientations.

In order to participate in any study abroad program students must be in Good Academic Standing which is defined at Georgia State University as a cumulative 2.0 GPA for Undergraduate students and 3.0 GPA for Graduate students.  Please note that study abroad program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Non-GSU students must follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.  Also, students will be interviewed by the study director prior to acceptance.
Please note; in addition to applying for this program, you must also register for the program course(s) in GoSOLAR 
Student s must register for the POLS 4165 Study Abroad course with Dr.  Bonnette in the Political Science Department.  Students will receive 3 credit hours for their course participation which includes a creative final project.  Please note how many courses and credits are offered and what classes to register for.

Please note that neither the IEF nor the GES scholarships are applicable to Faculty-Led Spring Break Programs.  There is, however, a $1000 early decision discount for the first 9 Georgia State students who 1) apply, complete and submit their program application by October 31, 2016 2) pay their program deposit of $300 by October 31, 2016 and 3) are accepted into their program. (Please see the payment schedule below for more details.)  If an applicant misses the early decision discount (application submissions are time-stamped), they will absolutely be refunded their deposit within 7 business days should they choose not to participate at the full program price. Please note: transient students are not eligible for this discount.

The program cost is tentitively set at $3100 in addition to regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.  Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost
Program Cost Includes
• Round-trip airfare
• All ground transportation
• Excursions and entrance fees
• Welcome dinner and Lunch at the Quilumbo
• Hotels
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Public transportation
• Passport expenses
• Visa Expenses
• Personal expenses
• Tips (for hotel staff, driver, tour guides and translators)
• Excess baggage charges

October 31, 2016: $300 Deposit Due
November 8, 2016: $1,000 Early Decision Discount Payment Applied
November 16, 2016: $700 Payment Due
December 2, 2016: $ 1100     Remaining balance (charged to Panther Pay)
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Program Deposits and Payments: Participants will pay program deposits and payments by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Remaining Program Balance:  The remaining program balance will be billed directly to your Panther Pay account.  Payment deadlines for study abroad programs Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

Students interested in applying should select 'Apply Now' above and start the online application.

Transient Students: please see our How to Apply section under the Prospective Students tab. 

International Students: Georgia State students who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2016

Program Director: L. Bonnette      
Office address: Langdale Hall 1028
Phone: 404-413-6197

This program is currently not accepting applications.