CET Brazil

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Brazil's Time is Now

There is no better time to be in Brazil. Social movements are bursting at the seams as citizens demand new and expanded rights. The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games brought the country worldwide media attention. Now is the time to experience for yourself the energy and possibility of this vibrant and transforming nation.
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Go Where Tourists Don't Go

This program gets you out of the American bubble and interacting with all kinds of Brazilians. Your weeklong Traveling Seminar takes you to Salvador da Bahia to learn about the African roots of Brazilian culture. Your courses get you meeting community leaders and spending a night in a homestay. And your local roommate is there to show you the city, teach you Portuguese slang, and tell you everything you need to know about life in Brazil.
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Study Social Justice

You can’t learn about Brazil’s ladder of opportunity without considering those whom the ladder has left behind. Learn about social movements, examine poverty, question inequality. Engage with residents in marginalized communities. Then use your new insight to give back. Volunteer at a center that creates educational opportunities for disadvantaged children, or with an organization that provides art therapy to adults with disabilities.

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Spring 02/01/2018 06/07/2018 18 Weeks 15 $17,990
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None November 1
Fall  08/01/2018 11/30/2018 17 Weeks 15 $17,990
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None May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program
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Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $12,990 goes to tuition & fees, and $5,000 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$17,990/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,100 for airfare and $2,100 for meals. Students typically spend about $1,200 on personal expenses, too.

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What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is get on the bus.

Traveling Seminar

Your Traveling Seminar to Salvador da Bahia is completely covered. Just bring a camera and your curiosity.

Housing with a Local Roommate

We arrange your housing in an apartment, and find you a local roommate, too.


We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You do the legwork, but we’ll make sure you have the documentation & information you need, when you need it.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in São Paulo. We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term, too.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.


Need money? CET offers over $300,000 in scholarship awards each year. You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a foreign language writing sample, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are encouraged to apply. CET programs are open to students from any US college or university.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Brazil, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.