Brazil (Maymester)

Cultural Pluralism in Agriculture

May 10 – 24, 2015

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Brazil Cultural Pluralism in Agriculture is for students who desire to broaden their knowledge of an international and pluralistic society. The course includes a visit to Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, and trips throughout the state of Bahia, noted for ecotourism, agricultural production, coffee production, and cultural diversity. Students will visit Brazilian federal agricultural agencies, non-profit organizations, rural schools, and other Brazilian agricultural organizations.

Faculty Leader: Chanda D. Elbert, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications

Faculty Leader: Kirk C. Edney, Ph.D.
Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications

Study Abroad Advisor: Irene Scot

Courses:  ALED 422/ALED 485/ALEC 685


  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 and good standing (undergraduates)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 and good standing (graduates)
  • Approval of faculty member

Chapada Diamantina 097



Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) – billed to University Account


Lodging and Meals


Excursions and Cultural Site Visits


In-Country Transportation


International Health Insurance


SAPO Administrative Fee


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Portion of Faculty Expenses


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Tuition and Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)*


International Airfare


Passport and visa (if needed)


Meals (not included in Program Fee)


Textbooks and Supplies


Personal Spending




Classes Offered:

ALED 422 Cultural Pluralism in Agriculture: Selected topics on the diversity of human resources in agriculture; emphasis on working in a multicultural society and developing a sensitivity toward different cultures; explores the interrelationships between the contributions of diverse individuals and the state, nation and global success of agriculture.

ALEC 685 Directed Studies: 

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