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  • Locations: Santarem, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Global, Urban and Social Studies Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
Brazil study tour GUSS 2018Program details Spend 2 weeks in Santarem, Brazil and explore Indigineity, social entrepreneurship and economic development in traditional communities, and environmental management in a global context. This immersive in-country experience will allow you to learn about culture and history of traditional communities in the Brazilian Amazon region, explore challenges and opportunities for fostering sustainable development in the region, and gain valuable exposure to the current debates regarding land governance, rights, cultural resilience, and global experiences of colonisation.

This study tour will enable you to access a life-changing and authentic experience engaging and working with traditional communities and professionals in the Brazilian Amazon to promote social change and sustainability. The study tour will provide you with the opportunity to integrate your research and formal study with the lived experience of local people.
  • All undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) students
  • Particularly those from International Studies/International Development,, Business, Environmental Studies, and Media and Communications and Indigenous students (from any degree)
Program cost
The total cost of this study tour is (approx) $2800 – 3750
RMIT materials fee $1025 which will cover:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Internal transport
Additional costs to consider:
  • Flights approx $1800 - $2500
  • Immunisations (yellow fever is required)
  • RMIT tuition tee
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenditure
 ** RMIT student travel insurance:
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please refer here.
Academic Credit
  • HUSO1301 International Perspective on Community Development (UGRD)
  • HUSO2263 International Perspective on Community Development (PGRD)
Application and Selection process
STEP ONE: Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 3 April 2018.
Complete the following questionnaires:
  1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
  2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
  • Under Question 1. Statement of Purpose please upload a short (200 word) personal statement addressing how you see the program connecting with your broader studies and your career aspirations.
STEP TWO: Approved students will be notified by 7 May 2018 and advised to enrol (see above for course details)

  • 10 x $2500 Endeavour grants available (As the funding is limited, funding will be distributed on the basis of your statement of purpose and your academic record.)
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

Cancellation fee
  • Last day to withdraw: 17 May 2018 Cancellation fee: $300



Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.