As Brazil continues to lead in global conversations, we explore the potential for a ‘Samba Century’.
The land of samba and sunshine. Of urban and tropical jungles.
Brazil has often been categorized as a grand Latin American success story. And in the last decade or so, the land of “the biggest in the world” is showcasing everything it has to offer through international sporting events, expos for mitigating global climate change, achieving sustainability and self-sufficiency, not to mention hit animated features placing the country’s rhythms and lighthearted side on display.
As Brazil parades onto the world stage in full color, some could conclude this is the start of the Samba Century. However, it’s not all just spectacular sporting events, international environmental conferences, and singing animated birds. Intermingled with the party atmosphere are persistent social, political, and economic challenges that many believe will hold Brazil back from realizing its moment in the spotlight.
Potential Program Themes
“Many student groups participate in ‘Voluntourism’. This trip did not attempt that, but rather funneled the collective energy of each member into meaningful, mutually beneficial cultural interactions. Thank you so much for this unforgettable and transformational experience.”— Altana , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016
“The Envoys staff has been amazing. I have bonded with each of them in different ways and they made the trip to Colombia nicer that I expected. Envoys helped me open myself up to interacting with the locals wherever we traveled!”— Illeana G. , Student, Deerfield Colombia 2014
“The team at Envoys did their very best to ensure that the the “i’s were dotted and the t’s were crossed.” The staff was also quick to respond to any and all questions that arose prior, during and after the trip. My husband and I greatly appreciated the time Envoys took to provide preparation tips as well the planned activity schedules to help make our child’s South African trip a safe and memorable adventure.”— Regina J. , Parent, Dalton South Africa 2014