(Pitzer Students Only)
|Program Title||Pitzer Exchange based at Federal University of Roraima (UFRR)|
|Location||Boa Vista, Brazil|
|Eligibility||Introductory Portuguese and Advanced Spanish are required. Intermediate Portuguese is highly recommended . Additional course on the culture/history of Brazil and/or the Amazon are recommended. A course or the equivalent on ethnographic research method is required.|
|Preparation||At least one Latin American area studies preferably with emphasis on Brazil and/or the Amazon region is required before departure. Other general preparation options include: Social science research methods, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology, Latin America History, Race and Class, Indigenous Societies.|
|Application||Pitzer College general application and the forms required by the university.|
|Program Dates||Spring semester: February to July.
|Required Courses||Language course (or another regular class if proficient in the language) (1 credit); Culture/History of the Amazon or Brazil (1 credit); Independent Study Project (2 credits); and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.|
|Intensive Language Study||UFRR will offer an intensive Portuguese course. Students with advanced Portuguese will enroll in regular classes. Students with introductory or intermediate Portuguese will have special classes and tutoring.|
|Independent Study||See a Study Abroad Advisor.|
|Other Course Options||The university offers excellent courses in the following topics: Amazonian cultures, tropical ecology, Latin America history, indigenous societies, race and ethnicity in the region, and migration, among others. The following disciplines are particularly recommended: anthropology, sociology, history, ecology, political science, ethnic studies (UFRR has a strong Indigenous Program). Research opportunities are available in anthropology, sociology, indigenous societies, history and environmental studies.
For course options at the university, go to the main university page: http://ufrr.br/. Click on the tab Ensino, then select cursos.
|Credit Possible||Four courses per semester are the normal load to equal four course credits at Pitzer. Students must maintain a minimum enrollment of four courses to retain student status. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses.|
|Housing Options||Normally students are placed in home stays with Brazilian families.|