Ready to learn about making a difference?
This program will allow students to work at a Brazilian NGO in order to meet real needs in the community by applying their skills to solve and mitigate complex problems. Students will have the chance to spend several weeks working at an environmental restoration and education organization, learning more about the ways in which social and environmental issues are deeply intertwined and contributing to the mission of the organization.
The program will be divided into a three-part experience: students will first have a virtual Portuguese crash course before landing on site to help prepare them for life in Brazil; students will then head into their service learning experience with the local NGO; and students will spend their weekends in the city of Rio de Janeiro getting to know the metropolis and participating in cultural and recreational activities. Upon arrival in Brazil, students will receive an orientation on intercultural competencies led by a local community manager.
This four-week experience will be broken into three parts:
Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a university or college
Participants will be working with an organization based in the state of Rio de Janeiro known as the Sinal do Vale Institute (SINAL). SINAL is a center for the regeneration of ecosystems, communities and individuals, as well as a learning and demonstration campus in the Atlantic Rainforest near Rio de Janeiro. Through projects involving reforestation, land stewardship, the bioeconomy, and waste management, SINAL is able to teach skills that people need to make positive changes together in uncertain times. Their commitment to both inner work and concrete action in the community creates a new reference for integral development.
Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the state of Rio de Janeiro is the second largest metropolis in Brazil and the sixth largest in the Americas. The state also holds a key–but endangered–piece of the country’s Atlantic Rainforest, which is estimated to provide water to 3 in 5 Brazilians. The project will be based in a small municipality situated within the Atlantic Rainforest about 40 minutes outside the city center of Rio de Janeiro.
including meals and accommodation at SINAL, three weekends trips to the city of Rio de Janeiro, Portuguese crash course, transportation to and from SINAL, and support from campus b during the program.
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