Tag: Brazil

  • Grassroots grow deep in Salvador, Brazil

    Brazil is a land of extremes. Powered by the mighty Amazon River, whose shores rise and fall 20 meters each year with the seasons, those highs and lows are mirrored […]

  • A Student Perspective: Atlantic Crossing

    My experience crossing the Atlantic Ocean, like my ancestors, was quite interesting. I definitely had a mix of feelings because it represents the historical discourse of African slave trade, colonialism […]

  • Music Cultures: Samba in Salvador

    Musical practices, aesthetics and skills that can be observed in Brazil’s music and dance came with the slaves who were taken from their homes in Africa during the Atlantic slave […]

  • A Student Perspective: Meeting the Brazilian Youth Ambassadors

    Semester at Sea was proud to host five Brazilian students onboard the MV Explorer during the ship’s transit from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador. These youth ambassadors engaged voyagers in […]

  • Science in the Field

      Just outside the city limits, environmental science students learned there was a whole other side of Rio de Janeiro to explore. The town of Barra de Guaratiba was home to a […]

  • U.S. Embassy Delegates Visit the MV Explorer from Argentina to Brazil

    What do four women with years of international experience working for the United States government have in common with college students on Semester at Sea? It turns out the two […]

  • The Spring 2012 Voyage Says Goodbye

    This semester’s 570 students disembarked this week in San Diego, heading out towards their futures with an international and interconnected outlook on life. The 108th voyage of Semester at Sea has officially come to an end after 105 days, 12 countries, and 25,000 nautical miles around the world.

  • Work of the World

    Travel isn’t sight-seeing. Travel is experiencing. The Spring 2012 itinerary brought students to dozens of cities on 4 different continents in order to see firsthand how life takes place around […]

  • Student Story: Sailing Down the Amazon

    Will Haddad, a cinema major from McDaniel College, cut this video of footage from his riverboat trip on the Amazon earlier this semester. Students spent 3 days and 2 nights […]

  • Traveling the World with the Portuguese Empire

    While walking around in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, art history students strolled into a perfect example of class material. The wavy black-and-white bricks that dominated the city center […]

  • Open Ships Flip the Script & Lets the World Learn about SAS

    While Semester at Sea students head down the gangway to explore each new country, there’s often a crew of new students climbing up the stairs to take their place for […]

  • Culture, Cuisine, and the Anthropology of Food

    From The Last Supper to last night’s dinner, food has always played a fundamental role in a nation’s culture. Whether eating steamed tilapia off a green Brazilian banana leaf or […]

  • Amazon Wildlife Photography

    Brazil is a treasure trove of biodiversity. The country boasts 20% of the world’s bird species, and houses more species of plants, mammals, and freshwater fish than any other place […]

  • Student Photos – Brazil

    Bom Dia from Brazil. Take a look at some Semester at Sea student photos from the MV Explorer‘s week on the Amazon River.

  • Aparacida Samba School

    [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/35859643″ params=”show_comments=false&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=114662″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Imagine spending three marathon hours with a Brazilian drum corps, pounding out samba rhythms on the steamy evening streets of Manaus. Imagine dancing […]

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