Summer in Brazil, boat photo

2022 Program Dates

Student Arrival: Monday, July 4, 2022
Student Departure: Monday, July 25, 2022

*Please note that housing is provided for the exact dates of the program. If a student wishes to arrive earlier or depart later, the student will need to find their own accommodations.

Program Summary

Summer in Brazil students benefit from all the advantages of the program host city, Recife, one of Brazil's most innovative artistic and cultural hubs. Located in the northeast of the country, it is well known for its cultural diversity and vibrant art scene, especially independent cinema. Offering a unique perspective outside of the more visited cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Recife also boasts a world-renowned contemporary music scene, including popular musical forms such as forró, maracatu, and frevo. In co-curricular programming, students will have the opportunity to experience the aquatic natural resources of Porto de Galinhas, to undertake museum visits, to explore the cultural roots of Brazil, and to visit other historic sites in the Northeast, including Recife's sister city, Olinda, a UNESCO world heritage site.

View of historic colonial building facade with palm trees and view of ocean.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2022 applications are now closed.

Please check back in September 2022 for Summer 2023 program information.


NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Director

Michele Nascimento Kettner, PhD.
Language Lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, Fees, Housing and International Insurance are required, and these rates are set by NYU.

Program Costs 2022
Undergraduate Tuition - 4 credits $6,332
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 credits $733
Program & Activities Fee $700

GeoBlue International Health Insurance

for 3 week program



Double occupancy in hotel room with daily breakfast



PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students are encouraged to budget for summer abroad programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available on the Additional Costs and Financial Assistance pages.

Public art "Recife" sign

iew of Recife, Alto da Se, Olinda by Matti Blume

Recife street scene with building and palm trees

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All students will register for PORT-UA 9700, Topics in Brazil Studies: Critical Perspectives on Brazilian Culture and Society. In this 3-week intensive course, students will gain knowledge of Brazilian arts and culture, history, literature, gender issues, and various topics relating to the economy and lifestyle. To broaden their cultural experience, planned co-curricular activities will help students engage with local communities via field trips and visits to non-governmental organizations. The course counts as a cross-listed elective for Africana Studies (major and minor) and the Social and Cultural Analysis (SCA) major. It also counts as a cross list for LATC-UA 9600.

All classes will take place on-site in the hotel conference room.

Recife, Brazil

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Undergraduate Course

All undergraduate students must register for 4 credits.

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Housing & Meals

All undergraduate students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students will live in double occupancy rooms in NYU-provided housing at a Boa Viagem hotel for the entire three-week program. Located in the city's beach front neighborhood, student housing is in close proximity to central Recife, restaurants, shops, and other amenities. Daily breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi are included.


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An exciting array of visits and excursions in Recife and other areas of the Northeast are planned for summer 2022 and may include:

  • Gilberto Freyre Museum
  • Cais do Sertão, Paço do Frevo, Kahal Zur synagogue, and Alto da Sé
  • Instituto Brennand
  • Museum of Xilogravura and J. Borges (Bezerros)
  • O Alto do Moura (Caruaru)
  • Casa da Rabeca (Olinda)
  • Museu do Homem do Nordeste
  • Porto de Galinhas and Maracaipe (including traditional fishing boat tour through mangroves)
Paco by Romina Aguiar

Observatorio Astronomico  do Alto Da Se, Olinda

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Planning Travel to Recife, Brazil

Students are encouraged to consult internal and external resources to prepare for their summer program. The following links may be used for general destination information, immigration needs and travel medicine planning:

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Michele Kettner Faculty

Michele Nascimento Kettner (Faculty Director)
Born and raised in Recife, Dr. Kettner teaches Portuguese and Spanish language courses at NYU. She is looking forward to introducing students to Recife's unique city culture during Summer in Brazil.

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