Application Deadline & Fee

February 15, 2024; $75

Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

               Travel: June 2-29,  2024                Online Course: Full Summer Semester

Program Details

Brazil is South America’s most influential country, with a diverse population, rich history, and rising economy. It is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and seventh most populous. Brazil hosts nearly 20% of the world’s species, making it the most biodiverse country in the world. During this Summer Semester program, we will spend four weeks in an immersive environment in Recife. Situated in the Northeast of the country, Recife stands at the crossroads of history—blending its colonial past with modern innovations in information technology and medical treatment facilities. Together we will research and analyze how the past informs the present as we study how the themes of race, class, and religion in Brazilian society are presented through language, literature, art, architecture, food, dance, music, and film. Students will live with host families, study Portuguese in the morning at ABA Global. The rest of the week we will explore the city and surrounding areas, visit museums and cultural centers, while discovering and experiencing Brazil’s vibrant culture. And let’s not forget the world class tropical beaches!

Anticipated Curriculum

Students are required to enroll in at least one of the following courses for this study abroad program:

LANG 291R - Appreciation of Brazilian Culture (3 credits)

PORT 490R - Special Topics - Brazilian Cultural Production (3 credits)


Course pre-requisites may be waived for students admitted into the study abroad program by the faculty program director





Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

Course Prerequisites: Portuguese 1010 or prior authorization from the program director.

Physical requirements: Frequent walking, occasionally on uneven surfaces and up steep hills; limited wheelchair accessibility.

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the traveler's responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or COVID testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services. Students with significant physical or mental health needs should discuss their suitability for study abroad travel with their medical professional, UVU Student Health Services, UVU Accessibility Services, and/or family before making the decision to apply.

Estimated Program Fee*

The program fee covers some breakfasts and dinners, excursions, tuition and materials at local language school, and international insurance. The program fee does not include the listed Additional Estimated Costs



*This cost is tentative and based on program plans and the exchange rate at the time it was posted. This cost may or may not be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations, program revisions , and program date changes.

*Within 5 days of acceptance into a Study Abroad program, you will be required to pay a $500 non-refundable commitment deposit to confirm your spot. See the Refunds and Cancellation policy.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs:

  • UVU study abroad tuition* ($990 for 6 credits at $165 per credit hour)
  • International Flight (approx $1200-$2000+)
  • Meals (approx $200 for lunches)
  • Local Transportation (approx $150)
  • Discretionary spending (approx $100 - $500 based on personal spending needs)
  • Passport ($165)
  • Brazilian Visa ($160)

Students over the age of 73 at the time of travel may be required to purchase a supplemental international health and evacuation insurance plan through GeoBlue (approx $200-$500+)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for travel disruptions including lost luggage, possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit, missed flights, etc.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee .


*UVU study abroad tuition is charged as an additional study abroad fee in your student account. It is separate from the study abroad program fee and regular UVU summer tuition. It is not factored into the "equal payment" calculation of the UVU Tuition Table. Study Abroad students are advised to only take study abroad courses during the block of their study abroad program.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click here for more information.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to the UVU Study Abroad Advisor (LA 111) and a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105).

UVU Faculty/Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver benefits may not be used to pay for study abroad tuition or fees.

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.