Thursday, May 1, 2014

Short term study abroad opportunity in São Paulo, Brazil at Universidade Paulista

We want to communicate to all interested candidates of this university, that there is a great opportunity to participate in a scholarship program at Universidade Paulista – São Paulo, (Brazil) which is one of the 2014 World Cup host cities (where the opening ceremony will be held). UNIP is a nonprofit private university that is interested in receiving students from all over the world. This program is designed for students who fulfill the following conditions:

 From 3rd year or 5th semester undergraduates and graduates.

This scholarship program is designed to take place during the holidays and, as a result, there is a 70% discount on the regular price.

We have available the following multicultural course:

Strategy & Marketing for Emerging Countries: this course is given in English and is focused on emerging countries context, being an opportunity for students from all over the world to attend a 3week certificate program.

48 hours on:
·         Strategy & Competitiveness: basic concepts and BRICS countries context
·         Strategic and marketing aspects of conquering markets in low incoming countries
·         Current Economic Scenario of Brazil and other emerging countries
·         Industrial and Consumer Markets: key elements for understanding emerging countries
·         Foreign Trade and Direct Investment
·         Logistics and structure
·         Legal aspects: investing and working
·         Sustainable Development in emerging countries

Survival Portuguese (optional) – 18 hours
Guided visits to enterprises and organizations – 8 hours
Guided visit to the Port of Santos (optional) - 1 day

Also available: Survival Portuguese. This course aims at providing students with some basic communicative aspects of the Portuguese language (grammar, business etiquette and day-by-day contexts).

Please note that upon request, students will be issued transcripts for the course.

Moreover, this short term program takes place every year in January, July and August

Ready to study abroad in Brazil? It is a great opportunity to know Brazil, one of the newest economic powers in the world and opening up new academic and professional horizons for you.  So far, we have received students from more than 25 different countries. Next summer of 2014, the world’s eyes will turn to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup being the country’s team is the most successful in the history of the tournament.

How to participate? All interested candidates should contact not later than May, 18th of 2014 and you will be given an application form and all detailed information regarding the course.

Winter Break Study Abroad trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Beginning May 1, 2014 Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy will be accepting applications for our annual Tropical Marine Ecology course in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. 

This is a 10 day course during which we will be educating students on the various ecosystems in the area including mangrove forests, coral reefs, rocky reefs, and sandy bottom areas.  Our own marine biologists, as well as local marine biologists, will be lecturing about these ecosystems, the various animals that live in these unique habitats, and conservation issues that these ecosystems or specific species in the area face.  We will then be taking the students into the field to experience these ecosystems and to observe the animals in their natural environment through scuba diving, snorkeling, beach walks, and exploring tidal pools.  There are many environmental videos that concentrate on specific conservation issues in Costa Rica, and we will be screening several of these videos and discussing their content with local biologists.

This year we are conducting 3 courses to accommodate different winter break schedules.  The dates are below:

Course #1: December 14 - 23, 2014
Course #2: December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Course #3: January 6 - 15, 2015

The cost of the trip is $1,699 and includes 3 days of scuba diving or snorkeling with all rental gear, 9 nights of lodging, all transportation from the time you arrive at the airport in Costa Rica until you depart the airport in Costa Rica, horseback riding, zip-lining, surf lessons, tide pool exploration, sea turtle night walk, all lectures and video screenings, all breakfasts and dinners.

Not included: airfare to and from Costa Rica as students are flying from all over the US and airfare varies greatly, all lunches and drinks, trip insurance, diver insurance, departure tax($28), and bring extra money for souvenirs and snacks.

We are only taking 16 students on each trip.  To join us on this amazing adventure please visit the Costa Rica page of our website (  Fill out the application and submit a deposit of $500.  After acceptance into this course, all final payments are due by October 15, 2014.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at