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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad Program Advisor: Lotte Buiting
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Kline in Brazil: Hip Hop, Race, and the Law

Sugar Loaf Mtn Rio de Janeiro

Program Overview

Hip Hop, the counter culture and arts movement that began in the South Bronx in the post-Civil Rights era, has gone global. Its unique method of social critique that comments on American law and legal culture has found footing in Rio de Janeiro’s crime-ridden favelas. Brazil shares with the U.S. a shameful history of importing African slaves; in fact, Brazil imported more African slaves than any other country in the Americas, and it was the last country in the West to abolish slavery, in 1889. The African-Brazilian civil rights movement lags behind the U.S.’s, and, by and large, Black Brazilians live in the worst housing and attend the poorest schools; they work in the lowest-paying jobs and disproportionately fill Brazil’s jail cells. This course will draw upon the broad depth of scholarship, documentaries, journalistic reports, and interviews devoted to discussing, debating, and evaluating the presence of Hip Hop as a 21st Century cultural phenomenon in the U.S. and Brazil. During your visit in Rio, you will study at PUC Rio, one of the top 10 universities in Latin America, according to the Times Higher Education; you will visit some of Rio’s main cultural sites and spend an evening exploring Rio’s hip-hop and/or rap music scene. 


Academics

Credit/Registration
Students will receive 1 credit for this Intensive Course Abroad

Instructor
Donald F. Tibbs, Professor of Law. You can contact Dr. Tibbs with questions about the content of the course. 


Program CalendarPUC Rio

Program will not be running during spring 2018. 
Arrival Date: 
March 10, 2018
Departure Date: March 17, 2018
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.

Tentative Itinerary Overview

Friday, March 9-Saturday, March 10, 2018
 
Students make independent arrangements for travel to Rio de Janeiro.
Airport transfer to hostel.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 6-9: Welcome dinner. 
Sunday, March 11, 2018 City tour with bilingual guide
Monday, March 12, 2018 Travel as a group to PUC-Rio for first class. Class 10-12. Lunch, afternoon, and evening on your own
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Travel as a group to PUC-Rio for class. Class 10-12. Lunch, afternoon and evening on your own.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Travel as a group to PUC-Rio for class. Class 10-12. Lunch, afternoon and evening on your own.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Travel as a group to PUC-Rio for class. Class 10-12. Lunch, afternoon on your own.
Evening: outing to Hip-Hop music venue.
Friday, March 16, 2018 Travel as a group to PUC-Rio for class. Class 10-12. Lunch, afternoon, and evening on your own
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Hostel transfer to airport. Students make independent arrangements to travel home.

Students will be provided with a recommended flight itinerary after acceptance into the program.
 

Program Fee - $ 1395

Due November 1st, 2017 - $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application FeePUC Rio logo
Due January 15, 2018- $895
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:

  • lodging in a local hostel
  • airport transfer
  • cultural excursions with a bilingual guide
  • lectures by local experts
  • hip-hop event with a bilingual guide
  • transportation to and from activities

Not Included in Program Fee:

  • 1 Drexel credit - $1450
Estimated Costs Not Included in Program Fee:
  • Airfare - $1700
  • Tours/entrance fees - $100
  • Meals - $540 ($60/day)
  • Passport - $135
  • Visa (if applicable) - $160
  • Spending Money/Miscellaneous: $ 300

More Information

  • U.S. Citizens need to apply for a tourist visa to enter Brazil.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/04/2018
10/01/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.