IAPP Brazil

International Academic Partnership Program Brazil Study Tour

About IAPP Brazil

As the Brazilian economy continues to grow and Brazil expands its world reach through programs like the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, higher education linkages will become even more important in the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil. IAPP Brazil seeks to increase those institutional partnerships by helping U.S. institutions: navigate the Brazilian higher education system, think critically about a strategic partnership plan, and access the tools and resources necessary to make informed decisions.

Upcoming Program

The application for the IAPP Brazil 2016 is now open! Please send your completed application to iapp@iie.org by the application deadline.

Download the application here

Application Deadline: January 11, 2016
Program Cycle: February 2016-September 2016
Study Tour to Brazil: April 2016
Program Cost: IIENetwork Members $10,000/ Non-Members $11,000 (this includes all in-country costs for one representative from your institution to travel on the IAPP study tour, not including international airfare)

Program Details

  1. Strategic planning process, including guidelines for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in Brazil.
  2. Expert advice and guidance on developing or expanding a strategic plan for partnerships with Brazil by one of the members of the IAPP Brazil Advisory Board and IIE staff in the U.S. and in Brazil.
  3. A study tour to Brazil that will include visits to select higher education institutions, the U.S. Embassy, EducationUSA Centers, the Fulbright Commission, and other educational exchange organizations. All in-country expenses for one representative from each institution will be covered as part of the program fees. Participants are responsible for covering their international airfare. Past study tours have included São Paulo, Campinas, Piracicaba, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasília.
  4. A series of training webinars, focused on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, developing a consolidated partnership strategy, and higher education in Brazil.
  5. A suite of information resources on the higher education system in Brazil, and IIE publications and policy research reports related to higher education, student mobility, and international partnership building.

2015 IAPP Brazil Participating Institutions

California State University - East Bay

Indiana University Pennsylvania

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Brazil Resources

Where Are They Now: A Discussion with IAPP Veterans

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

The Brazilian government's new Scientific Mobility Program will provide scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil for one year of study at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships will be given primarily to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students in the program will return to Brazil to complete their degrees.Undergraduate students from Brazil may apply for the Science Without Borders Program scholarship beginning August 31, 2011. This program, administered by IIE, is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students from Brazil to study abroad at the world’s best universities. 

Learn more about the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

View Brazil Scientific Mobility Frequently Asked Questions (117 KB, PDF)

IIENetworker: International Education in Latin America

This Spring 2009 issue of IIENetworker, the bi-annual publication for IIE Network members, features Latin America, including the article "New York City and Sao Paolo, Public Policy and Business: A New Dual Degree Partnership" by Robert Garris at Columbia University.

Read the IIENetworker Spring 2009 issue

Heiskell Awards: International Exchange Partnerships

In 2001, IIE created the Heiskell awards to promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives that are being conducted in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnership programs in practice today. Although past winners in the Partnership category did not necessarily focus on Brazil, these programs serve as excellent models and may be adapted to your institution's needs.

View past winners in the partnership category

IIE's Tips for Developing International Partnerships

IIE's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education assembled these tips for developing international partnerships based on years of experience working with the global higher education community to build institutional partnerships.

Read IIE's Tips for Developing International Partnerships (379 KB, PDF)

Open Doors Fact Sheet: Brazil

Open Doors, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

View the Brazil Fact Sheet (54 KB, PDF)

IIEPassport and IIEPassport.org

IIE's IIEPassport study abroad books and the IIEPassport online database have represented the industry standard for more sixty years, helping thousands of students identify and select study abroad programs. The IIEPassport directories feature over 9,500 programs offered by U.S. and foreign universities and providers, making them the emost comprehensive resource to planning study abroad for students, parents and advisers. For a listing of current study abroad opportunities in Brazil, visit IIEPassport.org

Learn more about IIEPassport Study Abroad In Brazil


Connecting with Brazil: Is the U.S. Moving Backwards? by Francisco Marmolejo

2014 IAPP Brazil Participating Institutions

Dartmouth College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lakeland College
Lehman College, City University of New York
Medaille College
Rice University
Stetson University
Troy University
University of Arizona
University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Wisconsin-Stout
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wayne State University
Western New Mexico University

2013 IAPP Brazil Participating Institutions

Arizona State University
Ball State University
Central College
California State University, Long Beach
Fort Hays State University
Howard University
Indian Hills Community College
Morgan State University
Parson, The New School for Design
Savannah State University
SUNY Plattsburgh
University of Tulsa
Washington & Jefferson College
Webster College
Western Michigan University

2012 IAPP Participating Institutions

Baruch College, City University of New York
Brandeis University
Brookdale Community College
Chatham University
California State University, Fullerton
Daemen College
East Tennessee University
Illinois State University
Monroe Community College
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Queens College, City University of New York
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
University of South Florida
University of Toledo
Washington State University

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