ALC Outcome: Brazil Resources
As a result of the CFDE's assessment of the spring 2013 Academic Learning Community titled Brazil, A Growing Global Force: Beyond Soccer and Samba, we gathered resources for faculty who are interested in researching and/or teaching about Brazil. Most of these resources focus on Portuguese language training, while others give the reader a better understanding of Brazil’s changing role in higher education and at Emory University.
Brazil, A Growing Global Force: Beyond Soccer and Samba was convened by Dabney Evans and Uriel Kitron and co-sponsored by the Halle Institute. The eyes of the world will focus on Brazil as it hosts the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and one of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries. A Goldman Sachs report suggested that by 2050 the combined BRICS economies could eclipse the combined economies of the current richest countries of the world. Brazil is investing substantial resources in academic research and in academic faculty and student (undergraduate and graduate) exchanges. For example, the Brazilian government began the “Science Without Borders” program that aims to fund travel scholarships for “100,000 Brazilian students and researchers in top universities worldwide by 2014” (http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf-eng/home) and provides funds for American scientists to lecture and research in Brazil. This opens enormous opportunities for collaborations including “sandwich” studies which are short term research exchanges funded entirely by the Brazilian government.
- 3 Page Brazil Delegation Report (.pdf)
- Building with BRICS (.pdf)
- Syllabus: Brazil a Growing Global Force: Beyond Soccer and Samba (.docx)
- Patricia Chow and Charles Gale, “Expanding U.S. Study Abroad to Brazil: A Guide for Institutions,” Center for Academic Mobility, Institute of International Education Study Abroad White Paper Series, Issue Number 11, May 2012.
- Andrew Downie, “For Universities Looking Abroad, Brazil Promises Opportunity and Challenge,” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 17, 2012
- Andrew Downie, “How Brazil Is Sending 75,000 Students to the World’s Best Colleges,” Time World, Sept. 21, 2011
- China-Brazil Business Council, Chinese Investments in Brazil: A New Phase in the China-Brazil Relationship, May 2011
- Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Summer Program, Emory Department of Spanish and Portuguese
- Portuguese (Lusophone Studies) Minor, Emory Department of Spanish and Portuguese
- Digital Dialects Brazilian Portuguese Online Learning Games