SALVADOR DA BAHIA: CIEE – multiple universities
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
- Fall Semester - Late June - Late December
- Spring Semester - Early January - Mid June
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
- Summer 1 Semester - February 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (email@example.com)
This program is targeted to students who have at least four semesters of college-level Spanish and/or two semesters of Portuguese and want to improve their Portuguese language skills and knowledge of contemporary Brazil, especially the Northeast region with its distinctive cultural patterns.
- Semester (fall and spring):Students participating in this program are required to take five courses. Students will be charged Northeastern undergraduate tuition for 16 credits. Should a student decide to transfer back a fifth course, he or she will then be charged an overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees.
During the four-week Intensive Language and Culture Program (ILCP), students take an intensive Portuguese language class and the interdisciplinary core course entitled Contemporary Brazil. For the remainder of the semester, students enroll in a Portuguese language course, one of the two CIEE courses, and 2—3 elective courses chosen from CIEE electives and UCSal and UFBA courses. Students may enroll in only one course per semester at UFBA.
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Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), one of Brazil's top ten universities, has 58 departments for undergraduate majors and 18,000 students. UFBA is situated near the downtown area and Pelourinho. Universidade Catolica do Salvador (UCSal), established in 1961, is the highest ranking private university in northeast Brazil. The University offers courses in many departments including communications, history, geography, biology, mathematics, education, and music. The UCSal campus is housed in renovated monasteries and modern day buildings.
- 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
- GPA of at least 2.75
- Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
- Completed online OISP application
- Completed online CIEE application
Please submit the following directly to OISP:
- Personal statement
- Passport photos
- Home school nomination forms will be completed online (Completed by your OISP advisors).
- Official transcript
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- ONE evaluation. If a program has a language prerequisite, the evaluation must be a language evaluation. The CIEE online application will prompt students and will send an email to their evaluator
Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($5,317) . Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Summer 1 2014: $10,295
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Housing and three meals per day are included in the program fee paid to CIEE by the student. During orientation, students are housed together, usually in a hotel. For the remainder of the program, students are placed in Bahian homestays. The homestay is essential to the student's learning process and integration into life in Salvador. The opportunity to live with a Brazilian family not only allows students to deconstruct stereotypes and observe real life in action, but also creates opportunities for dialogue about issues discussed in class, and for Portuguese language practice. Students can expect a more traditional environment which may call for some adjustments on their part. The opportunity to live with a family offers students a unique source of cultural learning and personal growth.
Salvador da Bahia, located on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Brazil, has 2.1 million inhabitants. Due to the strong slave presence during the Colonial period, Salvador has a strong African influence, including religious and spiritual practices, cuisine, and ethnic dynamics. Today Salvador is a booming city and its historic and ethnic diversity can be noted in the city's architecture and layout: old parts of the city are next to modern complexes. The CIEE Study Center is located on a bustling square, 2 de Julho, located near Pelourinho, the historic center of the city.