[Blackstudies-l] THURSDAY: BRAZIL STUDY ABROAD Interest Meeting, 11/16 @ 5:00pm in Bailey 105

Melanie Medeiros medeiros at geneseo.edu
Wed Nov 15 09:47:20 EST 2017

*Summer Study Abroad Program in Bahia, Brazil [May 14-June 5, 2018]*
S/M/ANTH 216 The African Diaspora in Bahia

This course fulfills S/M requirements, as well as electives for the
major/minor in Anthropology, Black Studies, Latin American Studies and
Sociomedical Sciences.

*Information Meeting, Thursday, November 16th from 5-6pm, Bailey 105*

For more information, email Dr. Medeiros (medeiros at geneseo.edu), visit the
Geneseo Study Abroad site  http://www.geneseo.edu/s
tudy_abroad/programs-region-south-america, and visit the program's Facebook
page <https://www.facebook.com/Bahia.Brazil.Study.Abroad>!

This program will begin in the capital of Bahia - the beautiful coastal
city of Salvador - where we will spend 5 days exploring the historical
colonial neighborhood of Pelourinho, including visits to the Afro-Brazilian
Museum, local markets, and an Afro-Brazilian dance and capoeira
performance.  Students will have free time to explore the city and local
beaches.  We will then travel into the interior of Bahia to spend 2.5 weeks
in the charming mountain town of Lencois and the stunning Chapada
Diamantina National Park.  While in Lencois students will study first-hand
the effects of ecotourism on an Afro-Brazilian community.  Students will
also have opportunities to explore the park including: hikes to rivers and
waterfalls, dramatic mountaintop and canyon views, cave tours, canoeing,
backpacking, etc.  Program activities will include guest lectures and
classes on capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dance, scavenger hunts, and
volunteering at a children's after-school program.  Students will also
witness the preparation for the most important holiday in Northeast Brazil
- the Festa de Sao Joao, commemorated with traditional music, food and
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