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  • Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/12/2020 01/12/2020 06/29/2020 07/19/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Junior Cluster: Healthy People, Healthy Places
Program Description:
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Sao PauloJoin professor Charles Klein in Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate a large and multidimensional urban food system in action! Activities will include visiting farms, farmer’s markets, food distribution centers, municipal and state Food and Nutritional Security Councils, community-based restaurants, food activists, food trucks, and restaurants. We will also arrange a number of cultural outings to enable students to get to know some of the many social worlds that co-exist in an urban area with nearly 20 million inhabitants.

COURSE OVERVIEW
By the end of the course, and using São Paulo as our principal case study, students will gain an understanding of the interconnections between biology, culture, economics, and politics in past and contemporary human food systems, including: 
  • The diverse and contested trajectories of contemporary urban food systems
  • The realities of living in a highly socio-spatially stratified urban space
  • The ways in which identities are expressed – and contested—through food
  • Different anthropological theories and methods for studying food issues
  • The role of anthropologists in shaping food-related public policy
  • The challenges and opportunities of working in a highly politicized field like food
Students will have two weeks of classwork before departure, including 5 two-hours sessions. These will occur between June 15th and June 28th.

 Taken together, these learning objectives and the two weeks of intensive engagement in São Paulo will serve to meet PSU’s internationalization goal of helping students understand “the richness and challenge of world cultures and the effects of globalization, and will develop the skills and attitudes to function as “global citizens.”

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Thursday, October 17th
2:00-2:50pm
KMC 630C
Wednesday, October 30th
12:00-12:50
KMC 630C
Thursday, November 14th
4:00-4:50pm
KMC 605
 
FACT SHEET
Education Abroad Advisor Make an appointment with Alyse Collins at any time!
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Faculty Leader Charles Klein, Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Portland State University
Travel Dates June 29th - July 19th, 2020

*Students are expected to arrive in Sao Paulo on Monday, June 29th in time for an afternoon orientation session. This may require departing Portland on June 28th so plan accordingly!
Areas of Study
  • Anthropology
  • Community Health
  • Geography
  • Health Studies
  • International and Global Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Public Health Studies
  • Social Science
Course & Credit ANTH 333U: Anthropology of Food
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Portuguese*

*Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish would be helpful but is not required.
Housing Hostel
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Non-PSU students*
*Preference is given to degree-seeking PSU students
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Pre-Requisites None
Considerations If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to fully participate in this program, please contact the Education Abroad Advisor responsible for this program. 
Application Process
(PSU Students)
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
Application Process 
(Non-PSU Students)
PROGRAM FEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
$3,995 $2,300 $6,295
APPLY FOR THE PSU EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP!


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(Awards are up to $3,000!)

Note: Summer 2020 is eligible for Cycle 2, even though Cycle 1 is now closed
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
  • 4 Credits towards your Junior Cluster: Healthy People, Healthy Places 
  • Accommodations
  • Guest Speakers
  • Several Meals
  • ​Orientation upon arrival
  • Site visits
  • Cultural Tours
  • 24/7 student support 
  • Education Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health & Travel Insurance
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1500)
  • Additional meals (estimated at $10 per meal for a total of $390)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $300)
  • Optional excursions (estimated at $50)
  • Additional transportation to/from the Sao Paulo airport (estimated at $50 total)
  • Immunizations
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program
    • US passport holders must have at 6 months of passport validity beyond their expected return date to the United States

*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.