ACM Semester in Brazil Exchange
This exchange program enables Colorado College students to spend a semester at the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) in Minais Gerais, Brazil, or the Universidade de Brasília. Options exist for a general liberal arts and sciences exchange, or for the new environmental studies option. Juiz de Fora, a city the size of Colorado Springs, is a three-hour drive due north of Rio de Janeiro. Founded in 1960, the university covers 3,250 acres and ranks among the top dozen of Brazil’s 47 national universities. UFJF grants degrees in 31 fields; it enrolls 11,000 students and has a faculty of 860. The program includes a two-week, one-on-one intensive course in Portuguese before classes begin in March, and students can choose to enroll in a wide variety of courses from across the university. Students can study during the fall or spring semester.
Length of Program: Fall – August through mid-December, Spring – Mid-February to mid-July.
Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors with proficiency, or near proficiency, in a Romance language.
Credit: up to 4 units.
Application Deadline: March 10 for fall, October 10 for spring.
Campus Advisor: Peter Blasenheim, or Mike Taber for the environmental studies option
This program contributes toward a thematic minor in Latin American Studies.