Passport Travel Study Program

Discovering the Brazilian Amazon: Faculty-Led Summer Travel Program

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Discovering the Brazilian Amazon
June 8–27, 2017

Faculty: Dr. Quirino DeBrito [ Bio ]

Academic Credit: Earn 3 units of academic credit. [ Course ]

About the ProgramDiscovering the Brazilian Amazon: Sightseeing

The Brazilian Amazon holds some of the last uncharted rainforest terrain, along with indigenous groups that have little contact with modern civilization. Brazil offers a unique look at environmental issues, a diverse and vibrant cultural landscape, and a fascinating history. Explore this cultural gem and see the immense diversity in this beautiful country.

• 19-night intensive journey exploring the native flora, fauna, and people of the Amazon region
• Tour the cities of Manaus, Brasilia, and Boa Vista
• Explore the beauty of the region’s national parks, including an in-depth boat tour along the Negro River
• Visit the indigenous community of Taba Lascada

[ Read more itinerary highlights. Use password “ChicoBrazil” ]

CostDiscovering the Brazilian Amazon: Sightseeing

• WorldStrides Program Fees: $6,015, payable to WorldStrides. Includes airfare, transportation, accommodations, breakfast daily, as well as noted lunches & dinners.
[ Additional Information. Use password “ChicoBrazil” ]

◊ Application & $1,000 deposit due March 1
◊ $2,500 payment due April 1
◊ $2,515 balance due May 1

• Course fees: $690, payable to CSU, Chico (3 units x $230/unit)

Academic Credit

Participants in the non-credit field school may opt to earn four units of academic credit by enrolling in ANTH 280 Field Archaeology, ANTH 380 Field Archaeology, or ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology for an additional fee of $240.

Earn three units of academic credit by enrolling in one of the following classes:

GEOG 357: Lands and Peoples of Latin America [ Details & Registration ]
     OR
LAST 357: Lands and Peoples of Latin America [ Details & Registration ]

Program FacultyDiscovering the Brazilian Amazon: Dr. Quirino DeBrito

Dr. Quirino DeBrito, Professor (International Languages & Literatures, CSU Chico), is a native of Brazil and lived in the Amazon for over seventeen years. Dr. DeBrito has conducted research in Brazil and the United States, and earned a Ph.D. in Urban/comparative Education from UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies. Currently, Dr. DeBrito coordinates California State University, Chico’s International Forum, and teaches International Studies and Portuguese.

If you would like to know more about the trip or the course, contact Dr. DeBrito at

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