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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: ENG, JCS, LIS, REL, SET
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $5750
Program Description:

Belmont in Brazil



We will travel to Rio de Janeiro, where we will explore the issues of racism, oppression, and poverty. We will participate in service learning projects. Students will be able to gain a strong sense of Brazilian history and culture. A weekend excursion to São Paulo is also planned, where students and faculty will visit a museum dedicated to the issues surrounding immigration.


  • Tour of Rio de Janeiro
  • Tour of Little Africa
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Samba lesson
  • Capoeira lesson
  • Visits to various NGOs: Gastromotiva
  • Esther Project
  • Epitrack
  • Sitawi

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Brazil. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
  • REL 3950: Questions That Matter: (Jr. Cornerstone, Third-year Religion, Path A or B) REL 3950 is a problem based learning course that focuses on the complex nature of selected religious questions and the multiple ways people can address these questions. (3 hrs.)
  • SET 3950: Brazil: Social Entrepreneurship in Action – Internship for social entrepreneurship majors. (Will count for SET 3100) (3 hrs.)
  • LIS 3950: Global Health Survey: (will count as a social science in the BELL Core/general education curriculum. This course is a survey of theoretical knowledge used by multiple disciplines to promote the health of the world’s peoples. (3 hrs.)
  • ENG 3950: Third Year Writing will be offered onsite. ( 3 hrs.)
  • Humanities credit – For those students who need a humanities credit or who do not have enough hours to take Third Year Writing, Travel writing will be offered onsite. (3 hrs.)
  • Interdisciplinary Learning Communities – ILC credit will be available for those students taking both the ENG 3950 and REL 3950.

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INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $5,750: 
This fee will include all meals, lodging (accommodations will be in a hotel),  airfare, ground transportation, tips, museum entry fees, and student health insurance.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses, and gifts/souvenirs.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Dr. Martha Minardi 
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education • FIDELITY 307

Dr. Bernard Turner 
Associate Professor/Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship • BARBARA MASSEY HALL 248 B

Dr. Heather Finch

Department of English • JAAC 3049

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.