Antioch Education Abroad: Curitiba - Brazilian Ecosystems: The Protection and Management of Biodiversity

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Explore Brazil’s Rainforests and coastal regions through hands-on field studies. OverviewBrazilian Ecosystems is a hands-on field based study abroad program with both Fall Semester and Summer Term options (see Schedule for approx. dates). Since 19... read more

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A student studying abroad with Antioch Education Abroad: Curitiba - Brazilian Ecosystems: The Protection and Management of Biodiversity
I learned a lot about ecology, and the dangers facing Brazil's remaining environment. I learned that I am capable of traveling independently. I learned that Brazil has the loveliest and warmest people who love to share their culture with others. It was worthwhile, but in retrospect I probably would have chosen a program that pla... - Trinity University View Entire Review
There was a wonderful mix of cultural exposure and ecosystem hands-on learning in this program, so I learned a whole lot about a whole lot of things. Different perspectives and different environments I think are of invaluable impact, especially on a young and open mind. - Trinity University View Entire Review

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Explore Brazil’s Rainforests and coastal regions through hands-on field studies. 

OverviewBrazilian Ecosystems is a hands-on field based study abroad program with both Fall Semester and Summer Term options (see Schedule for approx. dates). Since 1989, this program has engaged students in field studies across a variety of biomes in Brazil. Both fall and summer students begin the program together with the Introduction to Brazilian Ecosystems course. After four-weeks, the summer program concludes and the fall semester students continue their studies in Brazil. 

Comparative Brazilian Ecology Program for Summer Term Students Both Summer and Fall students explore the flora, fauna, and ecological characteristics of the Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Coastal Rainforest, and coastal marine systems. 

Advanced Studies and Field Internship for Fall Semester Students Fall semester students continue in Brazil with a Portuguese language intensive and homestay in Curitiba, and advanced studies of the impact of human activities on biodiversity  and ecosystem function. Each student also engages in a month-long field internship in ecology or conservation, based on their individual interests. 

Leadership and Program Partners Director Suzanne Kolb, PhD leads the program on-site and works with each student on program preparations. She is assisted by Brazilian professors, research scientists and activists, who provide local expertise on current environmental issues facing each region. This program is affiliated with the Universidade Federal do Paraná and the National Institute of Amazonian Research.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • Portugese
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Latin American Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Year Founded:
1989
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