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
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“The Envoys Staff were exceptionally committed to us and to the goals of our trip. They were thoughtful, kind, caring, friendly, with great sense of humor, yet serious in their connection to the ethos of professional development that was our trip’s purpose. I was struck over and over again by how they literally RAN to be in the right place to respond to any given situation.”— Constance , Traveling Faculty, Friends Seminary Colombia 2016