Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

Brazil Activities Fair

A big thank you to all who participated in the fair - it was a great success.

Visitors enjoyed Brazilian food and music while they explored information booths and displays that featured information about Yale’s diverse Brazil-related activities in law, medicine, religion, public health, environmental studies, economics and finance, and Portuguese language studies.

We were honored to have the Consul General of Brazil in Hartford, Ambassador Fernando de Mello Barreto, attend the event.

For more information about the fair, click here.

CLAIS also co-hosted a conference on Brazilian Studies in the United States. Information about that conference and its participants can be found here.

Organizations

Yale Alumni Service Corps – Service Trips

2017 Service Trip to Serra Grande, Bahia, Brazil

The Yale Alumni Service Corps is delighted to announce an innovative Service Trip to Serra Grande, an underserved community located in the state of Bahia on the southeastern coast of Brazil, an area that is considered to have the third greatest biodiversity in the world. Serra Grande is an oasis of breathtaking natural beauty, significant biodiversity, and abundant natural resources but as with many underserved communities around the world, this does not translate into economic resources for its residents.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside other volunteers who are passionate and interested in innovative and sustainable work in underserved communities. Building on the success of the projects undertaken by 73 YASC volunteers this past March, we will team up with incredible ground partner organizations, which have formal educational and research collaborations with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, to enhance project integration and community involvement with our volunteers.

João C. Aleixo, Director
Yale Alumni Service Corps
Phone: (203) 432-1943
email: joao.aleixo@yale.edu

Yale Law School Latin American Linkage Program

The Linkage Program in Brazil is a collaborative effort with the Universidade de São Paulo and FGV Direito in São Paulo and the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and FGV Direito in Rio de Janeiro. The main goal of the program is to promote better understanding of the relationship between law and democratic values in the United States and Latin America. The four-week program is divided into two weeks in São Paulo and two in Rio de Janeiro.

Linkages students have worked on a wide variety of projects in Brazil, including publication of law journals, development of academic and scholarly programs and seminars, and conducting research for NGOs involved with human rights issues. In the past students have also combined Linkages with other activities, including empirical research on elections and corruption and an internship on the Brazilian Supreme Court. Although attending group activities is mandatory, activities which usually involve meetings, visits, and tours, there is much room for independent research. 

First-, second-, third-year and graduate students are invited to apply. Intermediate Portuguese and a 4-week commitment is required. Participants are generally hosted by Brazilian law students. Link to application

Every year, students from the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, the Universidad Diego Portales and Universidad de Chile in Santiago, the Universidade de São Paulo, Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro in Brazil come to New Haven three weeks to sit in on classes and participate in special events. 

The PUB – New Haven

The PUB - New Haven is meant to organize monthly meetings to (1) share any work related to Brazil or (2) any work from Brazilians at Yale. The PUB - New Haven also intend to (2) make the Brazilian community stronger and participative, as well as, (3) to facilitate the Brazil-EUA transition of Brazilians at Yale

Global Network for Advanced Management

Our mission is to drive innovation and create value by connecting leading global business schools, their resources, and their stakeholders.

Launched in 2012, the Global Network for Advanced Management includes 32 leading business schools from diverse regions, countries, cultures, and economies in different phases of development. A common motivation of member schools to connect is to position their students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituencies so that they can deepen their understanding of differences and commonalities in their economies and increase their effectiveness. Member schools recognize that leaders in all sectors will be asked to contribute to the solutions of major problems that are typically complex and global.

Representing a shift beyond traditional partnership models of business school collaboration, the Global Network enables the development of innovative initiatives that leverage the schools’ comparative advantages. Leveraging network efficiencies, utilizing new technologies, building strong institutional and personal relationships, and operating with a minimum of bureaucracy, the Global Network is having a transformational effect on students, member schools, management education, and beyond.   

FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo is the Global Network member school in Brazil.

Yale Fox International Fellowship

The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale and 19 world-renowned partner universities. Fox International Fellows are selected for their potential to become leaders in fields that are policy significant, historically informed, and socially meaningful. Such work is increasingly conditioned by the interdisciplinary and transnational character of knowledge and practice in the twenty-first century. Fellows’ research projects and academic interests reflect the areas toward which many of the world’s major decision-makers have gravitated, as well as those that have the potential to open new channels of debate. 

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

University of Sao Paulo (U.S.P.)  is internationally acclaimed as one of the best universities in Latin America. Created during the 1930s in Brazil, U.S.P. is a public university owned by the state of Sao Paulo that has more than 90,000 students. According to the most prestigious Brazilian graduate ranking, some of the best graduate programs of U.S.P. are Political Science, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Sociology and Philosophy. Nonetheless, any of the subjects of the Fox Fellowship can be studied in U.S.P.

Brazil-Yale Partnership for Global Health

Universidade de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in partnership with Yale University

The Brazil-Yale Partnership  for Global Health is committed to addressing public health challenges in Brazil by sponsoring collaborations that build sustainable research capacity, strengthen the global health network, and train future scientific leaders of Brazil.

The Brazil-Yale Partnership for Global Health was launched in 2009 to foster biomedical research collaborations between scientists at the Universidade de Sao Paulo and Yale University. Since that time, the Brazil-Yale Partnership has evolved into a highly successful program that mentors and inspires young scientists from Brazil as they pursue advanced careers and leadership opportunities in biomedical research. The program model continues to encourage collaborative initiatives through sponsorship of bi-directional faculty/student exchanges and mentoring of Early Career scientists as they launch careers in research, public health, and medicine.

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies – Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative

ELTI is a capacity developing program of Yale F&ES that trains and supports people from all sectors and backgrounds to restore and conserve tropical forest landscapes using strategies that support biodiversity and livelihoods. ELTI has trained over 6,000 people, implemented more than 130 training events and supported over 270 post-training activities throughout the tropics.

ELTI training model emphasizes the development of skills sets and networks that participants can apply to develop and improve restoration and conservation initiatives. We train landholders, practitioners and decision makers and offer our alumni post-training support to help them take action and implement their own training events and projects.

Our field-based and online training programs reach a broad audience:

•             Neotropics Field Program: Brazil, Colombia and Panama

•             Tropical Asia Field Program: the Philippines and Indonesia

•             Online Training Program: global

ELTI’s field programs work with a network of local partners to implement and operate focal training sites. These sites are dynamic learning hubs where students, researchers, practitioners, trainers, farmers and communities conduct projects and exchange research and applied experiences. In Brazil, the focal training site is under development in collaboration with the Institute for Ecological Research (Ipê).

Each focal training site includes:

•         Curricula on ELTI’s core themes for different audiences

•         Corresponding trail systems that highlight different components of the curricula

•         Field exercises for participants to practice different lessons in the course

•         Nearby case studies with local landholders

•         A range of course materials, including field guides and course manuals

Center for International and Professional Experiences – Study Abroad Opportunities

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Study Abroad Deadlines

Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers I & II + Culture

Brown in Brazil

Academic Year or Fall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Brown University program at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro provides students a unique opportunity for complete immersion in the Brazilian culture. Students benefit from its rigorous curriculum and direct engagement with Brazilian students, and develop their individualized course of study in consultation with the Brown Program Director and local Coordinator.

SIT Brazil: Public Health, Race and Human Rights

Fall, Spring in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Study healthcare policy and community well-being in Brazil. Investigate how grassroots organizations, community activists, university professors, and political activists work together to improve access to healthcare and other basic services. This program provides an in-depth exploration of healthcare in different groups and communities in Brazil. You will study how individual as well as community well-being is affected by race, social class, politics, and other factors. You will analyze Brazil’s national healthcare system, traditional Afro-Brazilian healing methods, especially those rooted in the Candomblé spiritual belief system, and other alternative health options.

SIT IHP/Comparative: Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning and Politics

Fall, Spring Multi-Country Program with Some Tracks Traveling to Sao Paulo, Brazil

Explore how geography, politics, economics, and culture shape social relations and the built environment — and with what consequences — in cities across the globe. This program combines an innovative urban studies curriculum with fieldwork involving key actors and stakeholders — public agencies, planners, elected officials, NGOs, and grassroots organizations. You will spend time in four cities across the globe to better understand the interconnected social, physical, economic, environmental, and political systems affecting urban environments. In addition, you will complete an independent comparative research project on a topic of your choosing. 

SIT IHP/Comparative: Health & Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care

Fall, Spring Multi-Country Program with Some Tracks Traveling to Sao Paulo, Brazil

Learn how communities around the world understand and strive for health and well-being. This program will strengthen your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the socio-cultural, ecological, economic, political, and biological factors that affect human health. From North America to South Asia and Africa to South America, in city neighborhoods and rural villages, you will learn to listen to and understand multiple voices: people in local communities, governing bodies and nongovernmental agencies, caregivers, and those receiving care.

Yale Summer Session in Paraty & Rio de Janeiro: Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers I & II + Culture

Summer in Paraty and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

An intensive elementary program in Portuguese language emphasizing development of all language skills, with an introduction to Brazilian cultural history which covers essential themes and figures from 1500 to the present; conducted in English with sessions in Portuguese in Brazil. This program completes the Portuguese language requirement for Latin American Studies majors.