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Studying Brazil

A core tenant of the Brazil Initiative's mission is to foster student study of and engagement with Brazil. 


The Brazil Initiative offers a growing body of Brazil-related courses and coordinates with departments outside of the Elliott School to cultivate a vibrant mutlidisciplinary selection of courses.

Course listing

Study Abroad

More than just encouraging students to study about Brazil from Washington, DC, the Brazil Initiative encourages students to experience Brazil in person and encourges students to consider studying abroad through programs run by the GW Office of Study abroad and the Elliott School of International Affairs. Students can consider short-term study abroad options that combine online modules with one or two week trips, often over Spring Break or during the summer or complete a full semester in Brazil.

  • Short-term study abroad course combining online modules and a two week trip to Rio de Janeiro and Manaus in Summer 2017
  • Applications due March 3rd, 2017