CIEE Salvador da Bahia
Salvador da Bahia, located on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Brazil, has 2.1 million inhabitants. Due to the strong slave presence during the Colonial period, Salvador has a strong African influence, including religious and spiritual practices, cuisine, and ethnic dynamics. Today Salvador is a booming city and its historic and ethnic diversity can be noted in the city’s architecture and layout: old parts of the city are next to modern complexes. The CIEE Study Center is located on a bustling square, 2 de Julho, located near Pelourinho, the historic center of the city.
The Liberal Arts study abroad program in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil is targeted to students who have at least two years of college-level Spanish or one year of Portuguese or the equivalent and want to improve their Portuguese language skills and knowledge of contemporary Brazil, especially the Northeast region with its distinctive cultural patterns.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Accounting, Art History, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, Liberal Arts, Literature, Marketing, Music, Philosophy, Social Science, Sociology
Overall GPA 2.75
1 year of Portuguese or 2 years of Spanish
Language Skill: 1 year college level