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” ( 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.  


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