ELIGIBILITY: This program/course is open to students over the age of 18. Students must be in good standing with their university at the time of the program to participate and receive credit.
All participants MUST attend two mandatory one-day orientation sessions before the trip in order to travel. The program involves quite a bit of moving around from city to city and walking in hot temperatures, so students should plan accordingly.
Program size is limited to 30, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
TENTATIVE PROGRAM ITENERARY:
Day 1: Arrive in Rio de Janeiro; on-site safety orientation; dinner Buffet in hotel; rest.
Day 2: City Tour of Rio stops to Botanical Garden and Mirante Vista Chinese; samba school visit, and visit to Copacabana beach, sunset dinner at Copacabana beach.
Day 3: Visit Afro-Brazil Museum, guided tour that explores the history inextricably tied to the experience of African slaves and their descendants; learn about the culture and traditions that have come to define the country and its modern-day effects on human trafficking; discussion and questions with tour guide; free time
Day 4: Discussion/cultural excursions; day trips to organization against sex/human trafficking; dinner cruise on Guanabara Bay
Day 5: Day trip to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, enjoy magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches atop Christ The Redeemer; visit world famous Selaron Steps; free time
Day 6: Free day; recommended visit to llha Grande carefree island, great for hiking swimming, and relaxing on the beach
Day 7: Discussion/cultural excursions; day trips to the Olympic stadium and discussion over the effects it had on human trafficking during and after the international sporting event; Brazilian Samba and Folklore night show
Day 8: Culminating discussions and departure to Atlanta
INVESTMENT: The program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations. The cost is tentatively set at $2,900 per person, plus any fees for tuition from the university. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.