Brazil Summer: São Paulo


Summer Academic Program in São Paulo, Brazil

Coursework / Internships / Research

Program Dates: May 22 - August 11, 2017

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017


The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University offers a six-credit summer academic program in São Paulo, Brazil in association with a prestigious university in the heart of the city.  

The six credits earned are applicable towards the MA in Latin American Studies at Georgetown and may be applicable toward other graduate degrees (please check with your program). All program participants take one three-credit graduate class conducted in Portuguese.  Program participants have two options with regard to earning the other three graduate credits.  They may carry out a professional internship with an international organization, NGO, or government agency; CLAS assists in arranging these internships.  Alternatively, students may conduct independent research.  In either scenario, participants produce a substantial academic product and their work is overseen by a Georgetown University faculty member.  

The program also includes an optional intensive Portuguese course (non-credit) designed to meet Department of Education FLAS summer grants expectations.

The program focuses generally on themes of international relations, governance, social movements and participatory budgeting.  Its overall goal is to expand participants’ knowledge of contemporary Latin American topics.  

The program is open to students enrolled in graduate programs in any U.S. university.  Specifically with regard to the MA in Latin American Studies at Georgetown, students concentrating in Government, Anthropology, Development, Cultural Studies, Political Economy may benefit the most from participating in the program.

Participants will arrange their own travel, housing, and meals, and the cost of these is not included in the cost of the program.  CLAS students are eligible to apply for travel/living expense grants (separate application - TBA)

General program and administrative questions should be directed to CLAS Associate Director Julie McMurtry (

Questions concerning coursework, internships, or research should be directed to CLAS Academic Director Angelo Rivero-Santos (   

If interested. please fill out the Summer Program Application Form and email it to Julie McMurtry.

Apply for CLAS Summer Grants here.