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A&M Brazil Agriculture and Food Production Systems
Brasilia, Brazil; Cascavel, Brazil; Catalao, Brazil; Florianopolis, Brazil; Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Manaus, Brazil; Porto Alegre, Brazil; Rio Claro, Brazil; Sao Carlos, Brazil; Uberlandia, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Agriculture - Soil & Crop Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Soil Science
Minimum GPA:
Language courses available:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Leader:
Terry Gentry
Program Advisor:
Tracey Rueschhoff Housing: Hotel/Hostel
Open to non-majors:
Yes Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Brazil Agriculture & Food Production Systems

Faculty Leader
Dr. Terry Gentry 


Foz Do Igacu

Study Abroad Advisor
Tracey Rueschhoff

 Brazil waterfall


Girl with snake


Group on Bridge








January 1-19, 2017
Amazon, Central, and Southern Brazil 

Students will learn about and see soil, water, and rain forest conservation and management in Brazil; learn about different cultures of peoples across Brazil; tour and learn about Amazon River and watershed, Parana and Iguacu Rivers, rain forest, farm, ranch, livestock, and floral production systems; agricultural cooperatives and research centers; sugar and alcohol production; and phosphate mining and production. Students will see and learn about points of interest including, but not limited to Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Manaus, Florianópolis, Iguaçu Falls, and Itapúa Hydroelectric Plant.  

All students are required to take a total of 3-6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • SCSC 420 : Brazilian Agriculture and Food Production Systems ( 3 or 6 cr.)
  • SCSC 620 : Brazilian Agriculture and Food Production Systems ( 3 cr.)   
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (undergraduates) 3.0 (graduates
  • Approval of faculty member
  • Good Standing with Texas A&M University   
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)
  • Visit to the Amazon River
  • Visit to Iguaçu Falls 
  • Visit to Itapúa Hydroelectric Plant 
Estimated Program Fee   (subject to change) - billed to University Account $6000+
Lodging and Meals   $2500  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits   $400  
In-Country Transportation   $1000  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $975  
International Health Insurance $25  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $800  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $2125++
Tuition and Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* Varies (included with Spring 2017    
International Airfare $1,800  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $325    
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $0+  
Textbooks & Supplies $0+  
Personal Spending varies  
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
Additional Information
Program Courses
Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here or visit for walk-in advising. 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit here
Financial Aid
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office.

Program Payment
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
1.$300 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
2.$500 Program Deposit
3.Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).  

This program is currently not accepting applications.