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GL Brazil (Various) - Global Laboratory
Various, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer I
Budget Sheets Summer I
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Options: Program arranged housing
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
Flight: Group flight Program Type: Faculty-led, Global Laboratory
SUNY Code: 650 Program Coordinator: Mary Kerr -
Program Description:


Brazil is the largest country in South America, occupying almost one-half of the continent.  It has a population of nearly 200 million inhabitants, and is the largest economy in Latin America.  The official language is Portuguese, and the country is home to extensive natural resources, diverse wildlife, vibrant culture, and fantastic weather year round.

The Program
Special note: SUNY students attending this program are eligible to receive grants through a special partnership between SUNY Oswego, the SUNY Office of International Programs, and Santander Universities that will cover most of their program expenses.  No separate application is required.  SUNY students who have been accepted to this program  will automatically be eligible for the grant.   

Students on this program will engage directly in hands-on research projects in Brazil under SUNY Oswego faculty guidance.  Students in the natural sciences, technology, engineering, math, and related fields will engage in 4 to 8 week residency-based laboratory and research experience in Brazil at select universities and other locations, working alongside notable scientists and engineers.  The program is designed to promote international understanding of global problems and development of local solutions by enabling students and faculty to participate in scientific research while advancing collaborative projects between scientists from the United States and Brazil.  Students will earn 3 to 6 credits.

Participating Universities
  • UFPB João Pessoa
  • UFAL

Projects and Program Locations

SUNY Oswego maintains multiple university relationships in Brazil to facilitate this project, and our faculty and staff have an extensive network in the country.  Students will be placed in projects related to their academic interests and based on project availability.  Some sample projects and locations are below:

Cardiovascular Pharmacology - UFPB João Pessoa
Analytical & Pharmaceutical Chemistry - UFPB João Pessoa
Immunology of Asthma - UFPB João Pessoa
Molecular Biology - UFPB João Pessoa
Human Computer Interaction - UFPB João Pessoa
Physics - Laser-optics - UFPB João Pessoa
Ecology & Conservation - UNIVASF

Note: There are possible placements this year in a proposed, pilot program offering near Manu National Parik in southern Peru.  The project would invove field surveys and research on frogs from the first week of June to the first week of August.  More information will become available.

Housing and Meals
Students will be placed in shared apartments, residences, and other available housing near program locations in Brazil.  Information about meal options, local transportation, and other adjustment activities will be provided by the faculty advisors and program specialist.

Application Deadline

•  Summer semester - December 1st

Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.


All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance ( as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased.  Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible.  Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus. 


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