The Institute of International Education has selected Central for the 2013 Brazil initiative of its International Academic Partnership Program. The college will participate in a year-long series of training activities to learn how to implement and sustain partnerships with institutions in Brazil. The program will culminate with a study tour to Brazil in spring 2013 to meet with potential partner campuses.
“Not only is Brazil rich in cultural and environmental diversity, but it is hard to ignore Brazil’s growing influence regionally and globally as a consequence of its rapid economic, political and social transformation,” says Lyn Isaacson, associate dean for global education.
Central will explore a range of educational settings in Brazil to identify the best fit between institutions and the types of partnerships that would be of mutual benefit. Options might include student exchanges, short or long-term enrollment options, internships, service-learning, field-based work or other experiential learning options and opportunities for faculty to develop and share expertise.