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Cultural Anthropology: Brazilian Roots of Hip Hop

Final program application and deposit deadline is April 27th.
Scholarship closes April 22nd.

Why Choose this Program?

This program enables you to study abroad while making normal progress toward your degree objectives. You will tour the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, meet artists, community leaders and locals as you explore the architecture, community projects, museums, dance, food, historical sites and experience the life and culture of Brazil.

Program Dates

Pre-Travel Online Module July 15 - 25

 Required Classes in the USA:
July 18 & July 25, 6-8PM @ Skyline College


 Departure: Saturday, July 27, 2019

 Return: Friday, August 10, 2019

Program Eligibility

At the time of application to the program, you must satisfy the following program eligibility requirements:

  • 18+ years old
  • Able to complete registration at Skyline College (out-of-district student may apply)
  • Complete an interview with the professor of the course
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA

Brazilian Roots of Hip-Hop is an intensive 2-week-long group overseas learning program. While on the program, you may often feel exhausted from adapting to a new unfamiliar environment, studying intensively, living without your local amenities, attending various compulsory cultural activities, building new relationships with people from Brazil and your fellow study abroad classmates.


How to Apply

There are 3 essay questions in this application with a minimum 250 word count. It's advisable to examine the questions and prepare them in a separate word processor before starting the application, as the it cannot be saved. If you start the application the page times out, you will lose your work. You will also need to upload your unofficial transcripts. Have them ready before you start the online application.

  • What aspects of the Life and Culture of the Local Area: Brazilian Roots of Hip-Hop Program do you expect will be the most challenging for you? How will you meet and overcome these challenges?
  • What are your strategies for interacting with people who are different from you? How do you deal with unfamiliar and unknown situations? How do you approach new environments?
  • What has been your previous cross-cultural experience (U.S. or abroad) and how do you think it will apply to this experience?


Course Information - Anthro 110: Cultural Anthropology (3 units)

A comparative analysis of human cultures with emphases on core concepts such as kinship, religion, politics, technology, and an appreciation of our societal variability. When appropriate, comparison is made with present-day American society to show the effect of societal diversity, size, and complexity of cultural factors.

AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 5b; Area 9D3
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC (IGETC Area 4G)

Program Costs

  • Tuition for 3-units at Skyline College (domestic students): $138 (If you are a non-resident or international student, refer here for tuition costs)
  • Program Fee: $3,990*. This fee includes the following:
    • Round-trip international airfare from San Francisco
    • Full programming in Brazil including arts, music, culture.
    • Double occupancy lodging in hotels (single occupancy available for upgrade)
    • Ground transportation
    • An average of two meals per day
    • *Cost dependent on a minimum of 15 participants

Program Deadlines

  • SMCCCD Priority Application Deadline: March 27, 2019
  • Final Registration Deadline and payment of $1,500 due: April 27, 2019
  • Balance of Fees Deadline: June 12, 2019
  • Mandatory pre-departure classes: July 18th, 6-8PM and July 25th 6-8PM

More Information or Questions?

Professor John Ulloa
Program Leader | History
Phone: (650) 738-7127

Stephanie Wells
Program Services Coordinator | SMCCCD Study Abroad
Phone: (650) 738-7098