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Brazil Summer Institute

Somos Nós: Brazil on the Move

Infusing Brazil into the K-12 Classroom
June 20-23, 2017
Athens, Georgia

Join us for a four-day summer workshop at the University of Georgia focused on integrating the language and culture of Brazil into the K-12 classroom! Brazil, Latin America’s largest country, has gone through tremendous change in the last decade. From hosting two mega-events, the World Cup (2014) and the Summer Olympics (2016), to recently impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil serves as an interesting case study for developing countries that can add to the understanding of your students’ views about the world.

Institute participants will explore the history and culture of Brazil, improve their communication skills through Portuguese language classes, learn best practices in language teaching delivery and incorporating culture and history into the K-12 classroom, and collaborate to design innovative curriculum and materials to use in your school. Faculty and staff from three top-tier universities will give lectures and hands-on workshops.

This summer institute is sponsored by the University of Georgia, Tulane University, and Vanderbilt University through a Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.

Registration Cost:

Institute Fee without lodging: $110

Institute Fee with double occupancy lodging on campus (6/19-6/23): No longer available

Institute Fee with single occupancy lodging on campus (6/19-6/23):No longer available

All registration packages include breakfast, lunch, and parking. Transportation to the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, is not included.

A limited amount of funding is available to offset registration costs and provide a stipend in exchange for participating in our curriculum development initiative. This funding is available on a competitive basis and will be reimbursable. Please contact Steve Lownes lownes@uga.edu for more information.

2017 Brazil Summer Institute Schedule

Monday, June 19
Arrive in Athens
optional welcome event in the evening

Tuesday, June 20
Workshops from 9-5

Wednesday, June 21
Workshops from 9-5

Thursday, June 22
Workshops from 9-5

Friday, June 23
Workshops from 9-12
depart Athens in afternoon/evening

**Workshop topics and detailed schedule coming soon

Brazil Summer Institute Travel Information

Traveling by air

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located 80 miles from the Visitors Center. Average travel time between the airport and the center is one-and-one-half hours, though travel time may be affected by Atlanta traffic. There is scheduled ground shuttle service between Hartsfield-Jackson and various points in Athens. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Groome Transportation (706-612-1155). Rental car service is also available.

Driving directions from the Atlanta Airport

Take I-85 north to GA-316 (exit 106). Follow GA-316 to Athens; continue onto Epps Bridge Parkway. Turn right onto Broad Street/US-78 and continue for 3.2 miles. Turn right onto S. Hull St.

Campus Map

For a UGA campus map, click here


More information to come

Brazil Summer Institute Sponsors

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, University of Georgia

The Latin American and Caribbean region has had major social, cultural, political, and economic impact on the United States. This influence has increased exponentially over the last decade, especially in the state of Georgia. Establishing in-depth understandings of the region and its peoples, including those who have come to the United States from those regions and their descendants, has become crucially important in the state, and the challenge will likely grow in coming decades. LACSI’s primary mission is to address this need by promoting research, education, and service and outreach on Latin America, the Caribbean, and US Latinos. In order to achieve this goal, LACSI shall: Coordinate and administer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in support of and in collaboration with the disciplinary and multidisciplinary interest of LACSI’s faculty; Support and carry out research, education, and service and outreach activities related to LACSI’s mission; Sponsor and provide, within its budgetary limitation, small grants for students and faculty.

For more information, please visit http://www.lacsiuga.org/

Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University

The Stone Center coordinates the research and teaching activities of over 70 core faculty and 35 affiliated faculty and adjuncts in schools and departments across several Tulane campuses. Except for the professional schools, this is the largest number of faculty associated with any department or program of the university. The Stone Center occupies a 3,500 sq. ft. facility with conference room, lounge, and TA office.

The Center administers interdisciplinary B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs in which students may put together curricula selected from several departments or professional schools. Many students have found that such a program gives them flexibility and better access to the full resources of the university than can be had within the confines of a single department. The Stone Center hosts a wide range of conferences, symposia, film series, and other activities. The Center also coordinates a number of the university’s many research and study programs in Latin America.

For more info please visit http://stonecenter.tulane.edu

Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University

In 2006, CLAS was designated a National Resource Center on Latin America by the U.S. Department of Education. As a comprehensive NRC, we receive federal funding to educate undergraduate and graduate students, K-16 educators, the business community, and the general public about Latin America. We also receive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) funding from the Department of Education to support the study of Portuguese and K’iche’ Mayan.

Our center integrates research, teaching, and outreach and provides faculty importance and theoretical relevance: multidimensional approaches to poverty (health, education, economic development), political participation (democratic values, social movements), and subaltern histories and representations (- Americans, indigenous peoples). Our center has special depth in Brazil, Mesoamerica, the Andes, and the Latin American Black Atlantic.

With over 100 faculty spanning eleven departments and nine schools, CLAS is the largest and most active interdisciplinary center on Vanderbilt’s campus. Over 15% of arts and Science Faculty have a Latin American studies focus. We have core LAS faculty in anthropology, history, political science, and Spanish and Portuguese, as well as in economics, English, history of art, and sociology. We collaborate substantively with every school of the university: College of Arts and Science, Blair School of Music, Divinity School, School of Engineering, Law School, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Owen Graduate School of Management, and the Peabody College of education and Human Development.

For more information, please visit https://as.vanderbilt.edu/clas/

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