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“We had a very diverse group of students from different majors, different backgrounds, even different countries, which added to the experience of navigating a new country and culture. Many of the students were traveling outside of the United States for the first time.”

— Cássio Muniz, visiting assistant professor of politics

"I learned that a lot more needs to be done in terms of ameliorating the country's infrastructures for racial equality, especially with president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and his fascist ideologies coming to power. We need new strategies to hold previous colonial powers responsible for instigating such a racial divide, but we can't stop there! There needs to be a systematic acknowledgement of black identities within a Brazilian framework, and an overall dismantlement of the white patriarchy within the country. On another note, Cássio was extremely organized and easy to talk to. One of the best programs I ever attended while at Earlham!”

— Ro Vieira ’18

“I would recommend the Brazil program to anyone who wants to mix academic with social exploration, and anyone who sees themselves going into international governmental work or non-profit work. This opportunity was priceless and I cannot thank Cassio enough for everything he did for us; it was unforgettable."

 — Sandra Kluivers ’18