The Brazil internship provides a unique cultural and educational experience designed to help students acquire professional and cultural competencies that will allow them to prepare for life after the university. Humanities, Brazilian literature, and art history majors are welcome to apply.
In partnership with the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (IEB) at the University of São Paulo and the Fundacão Casa de Rui Barbosa in Rio de Janeiro, professional internships are available in the field of museum curatorship and archival administration. Other internships are available in the fields of accounting, translation, and marketing.
Fluency in Portuguese is required for all internships offered in Brazil.
21 June–13 August 2022 (approximately)
In Brazil, apartments or host families will be found through local contacts or online housing sites.
BYU policy prohibits students from asking Latter-day Saint families to provide accommodations.
Students must register for 6 credit hours from the following courses:
PORT 399R Academic Internship (3 credit hours)
PORT 395R Contemporary Culture (3 credit hours)
Additional course options and direct enrollment may be considered in consultation with the program director.
Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-Latter-day Saint students) and international insurance coverage.
Not included: airfare, housing, meals, required student visa, and personal expenses.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.
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Applicants will be evaluated by a Portuguese professor upon application to the program. Students going to Brazil must have completed PORT 321 and PORT 339 by the end of winter semester 2021.
Students completing an internship are required to enroll in HCOLL 396R Humanities Leadership and Professional Development during the second block of winter 2022. This course will help prepare you to make the most of your internship experience.
All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.
Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application, and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB), will be considered for a study abroad scholarship and may be considered for other scholarships. Students must indicate on their original online application that they want to be considered for financial aid.
Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
The College of Humanities offers international internship grants of up to $2,000 to majors within the college.
BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.
Students must be 18 years-of-age or older to participate.
Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required.
Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.
Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program.
The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the 2021 Payment Information document (see kennedy.byu.edu/isp-forms/ISPpayments2022.pdf).
Deadline: 1 April 2022
Scott M. Alvord, a professor of Hispanic linguistics and Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is the faculty director of the program and has directed programs in Spain and Mexico several times.
Rex P. Nielson, an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is the faculty liaison for this program. Professor Nielson travels regularly to Brazil for research and maintains close ties to the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros in São Paulo, Brazil.
SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT
Students should plan to be in Brazil for the complete duration of the program and refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures. Internships must last for eight weeks.
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International Study Programs
International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost. If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU financial account. ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.