Higher Education in Brazil

Higher Education in Brazil: Access, Equity, and Opportunity

Boats in a harbor in Brazil with colorful houses in the background on hills
Salvador, Brazil (Bahia)

Led by Dr. James L. Moore III, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the College of Education and Human Ecology are collaborating to offer Higher Education in Brazil: Access, Equity, and Opportunity. It is an education abroad experience to the Bahia region of Brazil.

This course (1-credit hour) will expose Ohio State students to educational access and equity challenges in Brazil commonly experienced by low-income and first-generation college students enrolled in American universities and colleges. More specifically, this education abroad experience will help student participants gain a better understanding of the role of higher education in Brazil and the educational needs of low-income and first generation students, particularly Afro-Brazilians. Students will also acquire greater understanding of how race, socioeconomic status, and gender impact educational and social opportunities for Afro-Brazilian youth. The education abroad experience will include discussions with university faculty and visits to elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions, and historical and cultural sites in Brazil.

For more information about the Brazil 2020 program, please contact Louise Yahiaoui.2@osu.edu.