Study Abroad - Brazil
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 31 - July 26, 2023
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 your items are not showing up, please contact the office to find out the status.
Do I need a visa?
No, US Citizens don’t need visas to go to Brazil.
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.
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.
Which books do I need?
The texts being used are purchased by our on-site coordinators and will provide them to you:
Novo Avenida Brasil – Book 1.
Novo Avenida Brasil – Book 2.
Novo Avenida Brasil – Book 2.
Novo Avenida Brasil – Book 3.
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.
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.
How long do I have to wait to get my transcript?
The transcript will normally be released two months after the program ends.
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.
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.
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 students 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.
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.