2012 Field School students and kids at the daycare center Creche Arte Tio Joao in the favela of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro
Program Director: Dr. Cassandra White
The Department of Anthropology and the Office of International Affairs at Georgia State University sponsor a summer Field School in Medical Anthropology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Students receive up to 8 credit hours for this four week program. Students gain experience in ethnographic methods, including participant observation, writing fieldotes, and conducting interviews. Activities include trips within the city to visit the programs of (and/or attend lectures by representatives of) some of the following organizations in Rio that work in areas related to public health, education, and social mobility:
Students will attend guest lectures from Brazilian and U.S. physicians, NGO representatives, and social scientists. They will also have the chance to visit well-known tourist destinations such as Corcovado (the mountain atop which sits the famous Christ the Redeemer statue), Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain and cablecar), and the Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens), as well as various cultural attractions, including Rio’s Northeastern Fair and various samba clubs.
Contact Dr. White for more information on the program.
* Program dates, costs, and activities are subject to change