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US-Brazil Connect Fellowship Program
Producing conscious global leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit.
12 week training on conscious leadership, relationship building across cultures and leading and producing results internationally.
3 to 4 weeks in Brazil leading 12 students to success, support their fellowship cohort and taking full responsibility for their impact.
6 weeks working on their pay it forward project where they are sharing their lessons learned and giving back to the community through a project.
Pulse on US-Brazil Connect
As the impeachment trial of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff proceeds, I’m reminded of the old saying, “Brazil is not for beginners.” Articles by observers with little inside knowledge of Brazil proclaim the current political and economic crisis in Brazil is a return to the lost decade of the 1980s, when inflation hit over 400% and unemployment was rampant. These observers assume[…]
TRANSFORMING WORLDVIEWS ONE SOJOURNER AT A TIME: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON THE TRANSFORMATIONAL NATURE OF SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCES AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE Lisa M Dohm Central Michigan University February 2016 Ms. Dohm worked with Fellows from the 2015 Northwestern Michigan team to complete her PhD research. Fellows completed interviews, questionnaires, kept journals and shared details[…]
As our fifth class of US-Brazil Connect Fellows prepares for travel to Brazil in late June, I am thinking about their return to the U.S. and how this experience can create ripples of change that last for years. In 1976, I returned from a year as a Rotary exchange student in Brazil to a mood[…]
Traveling across the world to foreign lands requires courage, and so does opening your home to strangers. But courage has its rewards. This February we witnessed courage from our 88 Brazilian students who traveled to Colorado and our 80 Colorado host families who opened their homes and hearts. US-Brazil Connect welcomed these students from 32 sites across[…]
Pay-It-Forward Project By: Anya Carrasco Tuesday, March 10, 2015 I am one of the co-organizers of Mashup Mondays, a weekly language exchange at Cultural Vistas, the organization where I work. At Cultural Vistas the majority of staff members have lived or worked abroad and speak different languages. Mashup Mondays allows people to keep up with[…]
From Coaching in Porto Velho to Living There By: Naomi Israel Friday, October 31, 2014 If I had to put a word to describe my overall experience of participating in Conexão Mundo 2013, that word would be magical. I had been assigned to Porto Velho, Rondônia, where the Conexão Mundo program was arriving for the[…]