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UF in Bahia - Race, Inequality, and Power
Salvador, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B 2018 04/03/2018
04/03/2018 06/30/2018 08/03/2018

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Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Anuja Parikh
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
Yes Program Type: UF Sponsored
Field of Study: Foreign Language Studies, Latin American Studies
Program Description:

UF in Bahia

Race, Inequality, and Power
Summer B: June 28 – Aug 1, 2018

About the Program

This program will examine the intersection between race, cultural appropriation, and urbanization in Salvador, Bahia. You will learn about the impact of the region’s historical legacies, how it leverages its past to attract tourism, and how these factors have interacted with the rapid changes in Latin America over the past 50 years. You will visit sites of Afro-Bahian resistance and engage with local organizations focused on grassroots mobilization and community revitalization, learning language and culture along the way.

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About the Location

Located on the Bay of All Saints in the northeastern state of Bahia and surrounded by beautiful beaches, picture-perfect Salvador, Bahia is the 3rd largest city in Brazil and its first capital. Bahia is known as “Land of happiness” and its locals are famous for being friendly and warm.


Organized excursions include an initial stay in Praia do Forte, home to the ruins of Castelo Garcia D’Avila (one of the oldest European structures in the Americas) and a sea-turtle preserve; daytrips to Itaparica Island and Cachoeira, a colonial town, and end-of-program trip to Chapada Diamantina, one of Brazil’s premier national parks.


You will live in double-accommodation homestays with Brazilian families in contiguous neighborhoods along the “Orla” or seacoast.


STUDY race and class inequality, cultural appropriation, and resistance in a cross-cultural perspective

EXAMINE how Blackness has served as Bahia’s “cash crop” through food, performances, and art

VISIT sites of resistance and ethnic revitalization among poor, predominantly Black communities

ENGAGE with locals through language and service learning opportunities

Bahia Surfboards

Course Information

Courses are taught by UF Faculty

LAS 4935: Performing Blackness in Bahia
(3 UFGPA Credits)
IDS 4956: Brazilian Portuguese and Culture
(3 Transfer Credits)

Total Number of Credits: 6


  • open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Brief statement of interest (3-5 sentences) indicating why you selected this program
    * Priority will be given to students who demonstrate significant interest in the topical and/or regional offerings of the program*


Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this program, including scholarships.


2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $4,603
2018 Graguate Program Fee: $4,851

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses. Deferment decisions will be based on the amount of aid to be received.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 credits, housing, morning & evening meals, excursions, on-site orientation, “survival” language & cultural instruction, activity fees, international health insurance, and  emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, some meals, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Anuja Parikh

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Rosana Resende
Grinter Hall 358


This program is currently not accepting applications.