June 14 - July 5, 2014

Brazil Brochure (PDF)
Brazil Application (PDF)
(Please return filled out application to Dr. Erin Heidkamp in EN B 129) 

Porto Seguro, Brazil is a historically and culturally rich site, famous for its music, folklore, and modern art. It is a region where the old and the new coexist—an ideal place for students to observe how Brazilian culture, economy, and politics have been fashioned over time.
Students will study at the Centro Cultural de Porto Seguro, a cultural center that houses exhibits, theater, dance and other activities that are central to understanding and visualizing art, and exploring modes of communication that transcend the spoken word. At the center, students will practice Portuguese in the context of native Brazilian traditions including lessons in Samba and Capoeira.
Planned excursions will take students to historically and culturally significant sites including a hike to Monte Pascoal and visit to Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Purificação, both located in Prado.
The program takes place during the 2014 World Cup, and while students will not visit any official World Cup events, the timing of the program will give students the opportunity to experience the country and culture during such a globally significant event.


Students will enroll in the following 3-credit course: 

Por 106: Portuguese Language Abroad — Brazil.

In addition, there are 2 pre-departure classes on campus, and a post-trip project.

Prerequesites for coursework
• Successful completion of POR100

• Completion of risk management packets, including release of liability, health report, and proof of insurance. (Students must either purchase Aetna Student Health Plan, which includes OnCall emergency coverage, or OnCall stand-alone emergency coverage for $36.00. This policy can be purchased in the Office of International Education, or OIE).
• Records free of disciplinary problems


This program fee includes airfare, round-trip domestic transportation from SCSU to the airport. lodging and meals, overnight excursions to Prado and Salvador, entrance to all excursions sponsored by the program

This program fee does not include SCSU’s tuition and summer registration fee ($1,399 for undergraduates enrolling in three credits), personal expenses, touring, laundry, snacks, medical and living expenses, or any ad- ditional expenses that alter the itinerary or arrangements.

A deposit of $500 is due when the application is submitted to the OIE. The deposit is non- refundable once the student is notified by the faculty trip leader of their acceptance into the program. This guarantees participation in the program and reserves lodging. A second payment of $1,850 is due on March 4, 2014. The remainder of the balance ($1,850) is due no later than May 1, 2014.

Please Note:
All participants in the program are required to have supplemental travel insurance. Students must either purchase Aetna Student Health Plan, which includes OnCall emergency coverage, or OnCall stand-alone emergency coverage for $36.00. This policy can be purchased in the OIE).For more information, contact the
Office of International Education at 203-392-5454. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at 203-392-5454.

*The deposit will be returned to the student if his/her application is not accepted by the Program Director.
For information regarding financial aid, please contact Ms. Gloria Lee at (203) 392-5445.

Tuition is not included in the program fees. Each student must register for 6 credits at SCSU.

Fees are based upon historical program costs and  current rates of exchange. Extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or boarding costs in Iceland may result in additional fees being charged. The University reserves the right to change the  itinerary of proposed trips if needed to control the cost of the overall trip.  In the event that additional fees exceed the present costs by more than 20%, the student may choose to drop the course and will receive a refund of all funds recoverable by the university. Fees will be frozen on May 1, 2014 and after May 1, there will be no refunds.

The program accepts no responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if so desired, and reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances.

Office of international Education Cancellation Policy

Currently, all courses abroad for the academic year are expected to operate. Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education (SCSU-OIE) will monitor world events and make any change to this decision on an individual course basis any time between now and the departure dates.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, students will be refunded their deposits and all monies the university is able to recover from program providers. The SCSU-OIE office will aggressively negotiate with providers for the refunds.

If a student withdraws from an off-campus course at any time between now and the departure date, the student will forfeit his/her deposit but will be refunded all other recoverable amounts. In the event the price of the trip rises more than 20%, the student may withdraw and receive both recoverable funds and deposit.

Students who must cancel their participation in a course abroad program must do so in writing to Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Interim Director of the Office of International Education.

The Office of International Education will work to delay payment to providers on costs for course abroad programs as long as possible and request clearly-stated refund policies from all providers for all programs prior to payments. Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, the staff of SCSU-OIE will work with individual course abroad faculty members in adapting their course, when possible, for the Southern Connecticut State University campus. This is understood to be an emergency procedure in place as a result of unusual or unforeseen world events. If an off-campus course cannot be adapted to the on-campus

setting, the faculty member will work to develop an alternative on-campus course for the students enrolled. If this is possible, efforts will be made to enroll students in existing on-campus courses.

For more information contact:

Dr. Jordana Quaglia
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Engleman D147