Fall semester (late July to mid-December) & Spring semester (mid-February to mid-July)
Program sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors, & seniors with prior experience in Portuguese or another Romance language (Spanish, Italian, French) required.
Application deadline: March 15 (internal Luther application process must be completed by March 1)
The ACM Brazil: Semester Exchange programs are available to students from the 14 colleges in the ACM consortium. For each ACM student who participates, a Brazilian student will spend a semester at the corresponding ACM campus, creating a two-way student exchange. There are two distinct exchange program options available to students looking to spend a semester studying in Brazil: a Liberal Arts & Sciences program or an Environmental Studies program, both at the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF). For the Liberal Arts & Sciences option, students have the opportunity to take classes in a variety of subject areas in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, as well as intensive Portuguese language. The Environmental Studies option is open to students of any major, but the program is specifically focused on environmental studies. Students participating in the Environmental Studies option will be named “ACM-Brazil FIPSE Environmental Fellows,” and a limited number of scholarships are available for the fellows.