Score the summer of a lifetime as you develop your soccer skills in the country with the most World Cup titles. Learn how soccer can influence education and community development.
July 2, 2018APPLY NOW
Peace, Politics, & Human Rights
Kick off your summer as you land in Brazil, known for its natural beauty, diverse cultures, and national soccer team, which has won the FIFA World Cup five times. In São Paulo, you will learn and practice soccer skills through training clinics as you play with local teams comprising high school students. You will also learn about Brazil’s community development efforts by visiting local nonprofit organizations that are using soccer as a tool for change to in influence youth and promote education throughout the country. You and your group will complete a community service project that further supports these goals.
Become part of a Brazilian family during your homestay in Monte Alegre do Sul, a town nestled within the Mantiqueira mountain range. You will take basic Portuguese language classes and practice your new skills over home- cooked meals or while playing soccer with your host siblings. A Brazilian coach will teach you soccer fundamentals. You will experience Colonial architecture while strolling down cobblestone streets and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains while sipping coffee in local cafés. Return to São Paulo for final exploration and reflection.
July 2, 2018 - July 22, 2018 (3 weeks)
Sao Paulo, 1-2 days
Monte Alegre do Sul*
Hostels, hotels, rural cabins