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ACES in Brazil: Culture & Agriculture
Porto Alegre, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Study Tour
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Winter Study Tour
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
None
Internship:
No
Housing:
Host Family, Hotel, Other
Illinois Sponsor:
ACES
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:

ACES in Brazil: Culture and Agriculture

Winter Break Study Tour
HORT 298: International Horticultural Products

PUC Rio 2


Course Description
The horticulture industry is increasingly international in scale and scope. This faculty-led study trip will provide experiential learning in Brazli to expose you to the similarities and differences of the international horticulture industry.  This program aims to provide a lifetime opportunity to learn about horticulture production in Brazil in its most diverse contexts in the largest and most urbanized Brazilian city – São Paulo – as well as the countryside of São Paulo State, which is largely responsible for producing the food   dairy products consumed by the urban center.

Eligibility
Application Requirements: This program is open to any student at the University of Illinois. The program is most applicable to students in Horticulture, Crop Sciences, and NRES.

Minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who wish to participate in this program must show a strong commitment to academic achievement and be in good academic standing. Applicants should be at least in the second semester of their sophomore year by the time the program begins. 

Language
The language of instruction is English.

Additional Resources
Faculty Director:
Kushad
Dr. Mosbah Kushad, Associate Professor
Email: kushad@illinois.edu
Mosbah Kushad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences.

Group Flight
As part of the Program Fee, the ACES Study Abroad Office will organize a group flight for this course.  All group flights will be departing from and arriving at O'Hare Airport. Very few exceptions are made for opting out of the group flight.

Course Information
This course is worth 2 credits. Students will register in the fall for the 2nd 8 weeks course. Classes will meet once a week beginning in the 2nd 8 weeks of the fall semester. 


Program Fees
For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information, which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
 
Program Fees Includes: airfare, accommodation, some meals, ground transportation, entrance fees, emergency medical insurance, and miscellaneous expenses.  For a detailed budget, please click the "Budget Sheet" link above.  

*Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.
 
Total cost is ESTIMATED and is BEFORE scholarships.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  More information on Financial aid can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/financial-aid.
 
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to http://international.illinois.edu/students/student-funding.html.
 
For more information about general costs, please read about the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship videos found here for tips and advice: http://studyabroad.illinois.edu/outgoing-students/first-steps/.

Withdrawal, Change and Cancellation Policy
To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy:  academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/policies

Passport/Visa Information
You must have a valid passport to participate on this program. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. It is your responsibility to see if the country you are traveling to requires a visa. 

For more information visit our website: academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/passports-visas

Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
 
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

Application Components

Program applications vary.  This ACES-sponsored, faculty-led course abroad application may include:
  • Photocopy of Passport or receipt verifying application or renewal of passport
  • Signature verification form (downloadable from your online application)
  • Essay questions
  • Online questionnaires and online signature documents
  • Letter of reference – done electronically (must me an academic advisor, professor, or TA) 
Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.

Health and Safety
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty. These services can be found at http://www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/families-friends/safety-security-family/

Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit http://mckinley.illinois.edu/medical-services/immunization-allergy-travel-clinic to discuss what immunizations you may need, get a travel kit, etc. See also: http://www.cdc.gov/travel

Pre-Departure Resources
The UIUC Study Abroad website (http://studyabroad.illinois.edu/outgoing-students/outgoing-application-process/) and the ACES Study Abroad website (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/current-students) both provide a variety of pre-departure information. Explore both sites for information such as what to pack, money abroad, transportation, communicating with family members while abroad, and even what to do the day of your departure.

Contact Information
Mosbah M Kushad
279 Edward R. Madigan Laboratory
Phone: (217) 244-5691
email: kushad@illinois.edu


ACES Education Abroad
123 Mumford Hall
1301 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
email: aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu

Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Study Tour 2017-2018 09/22/2017 10/01/2017 12/31/2017 01/14/2018