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
“We had an amazing program. It was a biology teacher’s dream and Felipe and his crew couldn’t have been more thorough and professional to work with. Thanks for all of your efforts to organize an unforgettable experience for us all.”— Gerry , Traveling Faculty, LCC Colombia 2016
“It was not only the good times with our friends or the relationships we built but how we were after we came back, returning to this agitated society with a new view of ourselves and not just our impact on the world, but the world’s impact on us.”— Gabriela , Student, Deerfield Colombia 2014
“My goals were to learn about post-conflict Colombia and step out of my comfort zone. These were fulfilled each and every day through activities, reflections, and first-hand experience.”— Julia D. , Student, GEBG Colombia 2016