The Institute of International Education’s Center for Academic Mobility Research
is pleased to announce the publication of a new white paper: Expanding U.S. Study Abroad to Brazil: A Guide for Institutions
. This white paper is the fourth report in a series of user-friendly guides for U.S. institutions interested in expanding their study abroad offerings. Other reports in this series have focused on expanding U.S. study abroad to India, Turkey, and Indonesia.
IIE, with the support of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), launched this initiative to expand the capacity of key nontraditional destination countries to host a larger number of U.S. study abroad students. The project has been carried out in partnership with EducationUSA, the Forum on Education Abroad, the American Association of Community Colleges, and the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF).
Expanding U.S. Study Abroad to Brazil begins with an overview of the Brazilian higher education sector, with a particular focus on U.S.-Brazil higher education exchanges and partnerships, and the current state of U.S. study abroad to Brazil. The second portion of the report focuses on existing study abroad programs available to U.S. students, and challenges and recommendations for expanding study abroad to Brazil.
This report coincides with a number of initiatives that the Institute of International Education has recently undertaken with regard to Brazil. These include the Brazil Science Without Borders Program
, which IIE administers on behalf of the Brazilian government, and the International Academic Partnership Program
to Brazil, which IIE's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education administers to help facilitate partnerships between U.S. and Brazilian institutions.