Programs : Brochure
Kline in Brazil: Hip Hop, Race, and the Law (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
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.
Students will receive 1 credit for this Intensive Course Abroad
Donald F. Tibbs, Professor of Law. You can contact Dr. Tibbs with questions about the content of the course.
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.|
Due November 1st, 2017 - $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due January 15, 2018- $895
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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U.S. Citizens need to apply for a tourist visa to enter Brazil.