Scholarships Funding ROTC Students to Study Critical Languages

Study Abroad - Brazil

Where can I find out more information about the Summer Program in Brazil?

What are the program dates?

Why are items not showing up in my Office of Study Abroad account?

Do I need a visa?

What if I have already taken Portuguese before?

What does Project GO money pay for?

Is the Brazil program canceled due to Covid-19?

Which books do I need?

Do I have to attend the pre-departure orientation at KU?

How do I get my transcript?

How long do I have to wait to get my transcript?

How do credits transfer?

Will Project GO purchase my plane ticket for me? /How do I get reimbursed for my flight?

What do I need to do if I want to travel on the weekends?

What do I need to do if I want to travel to another country?

 

Where can I find out more information about the Summer Program in Brazil?

Information about the summer program can be found on the Office of Study Abroad's website.

What are the program dates?

May 28 - July 24, 2021

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Why are items not showing up in my Office of Study Abroad account? 

There is an administrative lag-time between the time you turn things into the office and when they are posted.  This could take up to a week.  If it has been more than one week and you items are not showing up, please contact the office to find out the status. 

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Do I need a visa?

Yes, your study abroad coordinator will work with you to secure the visa. Project GO will cover this expense.

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What if I have already taken Portuguese before?

You will have a placement test administered by the University before enrolling in classes, so do not buy books until after you have been advised. You will also be post-tested a requirement of the Program on the ILR scale.  This exam is separate from your final exam.

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What does Project GO money pay for?

Your tuition, fees, books and some activities are covered by this funding. You will want extra money for incidentals. 

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Is the Brazil program canceled due to Covid-19?

Project GO is planning for overseas instruction in Salvador de Bahia during Summer 2021. In the event pandemic conditions cause travel to Brazil to be unfavorable during that time, we plan to host an alternative, online program in its stead. Students have the option to rescind their scholarship awards if travel to Brazil is canceled and they do not wish to participate in an online alternative. In those cases, scholarships will be offered to students on our wait list.

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Which books do I need?

The texts being used are purchased by KU and will be sent to you prior to your departure:

Elementary Portuguese:

Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language (2nd Edition). ISBN-13: 978-0205782765

Ponto de Encontro: Brazilian Student Activities Manual. ISBN-13: 978-0205783465

Intermediate Portuguese:

Novo Avenida Brasil – Book 2. ISBN-13: 978-8512545707

Novo Avenida Brasil – Book 3. ISBN-13: 978-8512546100

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Do I have to attend the pre-departure orientation at KU? 

Yes. An online orientation with all people going on the trip will take place roughly one month before departure.

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How do I get my transcript?

If you are a KU student, the courses will automatically be transferred to your transcript.  If you are from another school, the grades will first be applied as KU credits and then sent to your home university. You will tell KU OSA where to send your transcript once it is available.

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How long do I have to wait to get my transcript?

The transcript will normally be released two months after the program ends.  

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How do credits transfer?

All grades and credits will show up as KU credits. You will need to ask your home university how those credits will transfer. Project GO can provide course and program information to your home institution upon request.

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Will Project GO purchase my plane ticket for me?

Yes. You will work with the travel agency chosen by the Office of Study Abroad to join the group flight to Brazil. In accepting Project GO funding it is important that you comply with the group flight regulations.  Project GO travel funding has significant restrictions and not all flights comply with federal regulations of the Fly America Act. Do not purchase a flight on your own unless it has been approved by the Project GO Program Manager.

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What do I need to do if I want to travel on the weekends?

KU Project GO participants are encouraged to explore their host city as well as nearby cities as part of their cultural and linguistic development. Local travel is generally permitted during student free time. To ensure the safety of program participants, any non-program sponsored travel plans requiring overnight stay must receive prior approval from the hosting Program Director or on-site Office of International Programs.

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What do I need to do if I want to travel to another country?

All international travel requires participants to request and receive approval from each of the following parties:

  • Hosting Program Director or on-site Office of International Programs
  • KU Office of Study Abroad & Global Engagement
  • On-site KU Faculty Director
  • KU Project GO Program Manager or Program Director

 Travel to countries on the U.S. watch list is not allowed. 

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