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Study Abroad in Brazil

Embrace this unique opportunity to gain global experience!

This exciting and informative hybrid program will take place in the luscious Brazilian wetlands (Pantanal) in Mato Grosso do Sul. Located near Bolivia and Paraguay, Mato Grosso do Sul has a rich natural and cultural heritage. Students will spend two weeks on campus at FGCU and conclude the program with four weeks in Brazil.

program duration - Summer A (May 10 – June 20, 2010) 

Application and deposit due: February 10th, 2010
$300 non-refundable deposit payable to Florida Gulf Coast University


Students from any discipline are welcome to participate in this study abroad program.

How to apply

There is limited space available in this program. All applications received before January 15, 2010 will be considered, however priority consideration will be given to those who submit their applications by January 29th, 2010. Once your application is approved, a $300 non-refundable deposit is due and the remaining $2700 will be due in February 19th, 2010. Visit the Forms page to download the Application and other material. 


  • $3000
  • Non-Refundable Deposit of $300 per person to be applied to the total cost

Included in the Cost  

  • accommodation
  • tours
  • most meals
  • ground transportation
  • international health insurance
  • airline ticket


  • ISS 4955 Study Abroad (Noemi Creagan) 
  • EVR 4930 ST: Res. Methods in Wetland Ecology (Brian Bovard)

Important Dates

  • Pre-trip meetings May 10 - May 20 on campus
  • Departure May 21
  • Return June 20

 Scholarship/Financial Aid:  

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - ($300 - contact faculty)
Honors’ Program at FGCU -
Limited financial support is available through the program ($500 to $800 – contact faculty)


The State of Florida requires that all students studying abroad maintain adequate medical insurance for illness and injury. Students must show proof of health insurane coverage that is also valid outside the U.S.

For information about the program you may contact Noemi Creagan: (239) 590-7426, modular 1/room 28, Brian Bovard: (239) 590-7564, – Whitaker hall/room 119.
For information about visa, vaccination and passport contact the International Services Office at: 239 590 7931 or email: