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  • Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UNL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Sciences Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Number of Credits: 1 Credit Hour, 2 Credit Hours, 3 Credit Hours Course Credit: Transfer Credit, UNL Credit
UNL College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Experience Type: study abroad
Program Type: Direct Enroll
Program Description:

Program Highlights

  • Take advantage of this unique program located on a  campus outside of one of the world's most populous cities, Sao Paulo.
  • Interact with Brazilian students and faculty while learning about tropical agriculture.
  • Experience Brazil, a melting pot of people, passions, and tastes!
  • Connect with students from institutions of higher education across the United States and the world. 


Course of Study

No matter the career you are headed for, being able to work with individuals effectively from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds will impact your success. Learning about  Tropical Production Systems in Brazil and interacting with Brazilian faculty and students will help you develop skills to work with individuals from a culture different from your own. 

Learning Objectives:
The academic program will mainly consist of 45 hours of lectures and technical visits

  1. Over view of tropical agricultural regions
  2. Biodiversity of agricultural regions
  3. Animal production in the tropics
  4. Natural resources
  5. Biomass and bioenergy production systems
  6. Management of agricultural landscape
  7. Water management on biomass production
  8. Food technology on tropical biomass
  9. Sciences applied to biomass production
  10. Social issues on rural environment
  11. Tropical bio-based economy
At the end of the two weeks, the groups formed by students will give a final presentation in which they will compare the practices between their home country and those used in tropical conditions.

Course Credit

Students will enroll in 1-3 credit hours through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at UNL.


This program is open to junior and senior undergraduate UNL students in good academic standing. 

Accommodations and Other Arrangements

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: All program participants will fly to and from Brazil as a group. Deviations from the group itinerary will not be permitted.
    LODGING in COUNTRY: Participants will stay in double occupancy hotel rooms, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.
    MEALS in COUNTRY: Meals are included in the program price. 
    TRANSPORTATION in COUNTRY: Participants will be picked up from the Sao Paulo airport by University of Sao Paulo (USP) staff. 
    COMMUNICATION & CONNECTIVITY: Students will have access to WiFi at most of the hotels in country.
    DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED for TRAVEL: All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to participate on the program.  Deadline to upload passport to MyWorld: March 11, 2016. A visa is required to enter Brazil for U.S. citizens.
    HEALTH AND MOBILITY:Recommended immunizations/medications per CDC (as of November 1, 2015) include the Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines. CDC recommends that you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. Please be sure to check the CDC for additional recommended immunizations.


    See the Budget Sheet near the top of this page (click on "Summer") and the Fund your Experience page on the Education Abroad website. 

    Explanation of Costs


    Please see the Budget Sheet for a detailed explanation of billable and non-billable program costs, withdrawal policies, and the payment process. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.

Additional Resources

Below you will find links to resources for travel, health, and safety:

U.S. Embassy in Brazil

University of Sao Paulo- ESALQ Campus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Department of State: Travel

Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

*UNL Education Abroad does not officially endorse, administer, or monitor the content of these links.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.