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  • Locations: Brasilia, Brazil; Catalao, Brazil; Holambra, Brazil; Manaus, Brazil; Piracicaba, Brazil; Ribeirao Preto, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sao Carlos, Brazil; Uberlandia, Brazil
  • Program Time Abroad: Winter Break
  • Restrictions: TAMU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Agriculture - Soil & Crop Sciences Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Course Term: Spring Click here for a definition of this term Language courses available: No
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader: Terry Gentry (
Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Trisha Winkle ( Housing: Hostel/Hotel
Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Academic Department: Soil Science
Program Description:

A&M Brazil Agriculture & Food Production Systems

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Terry Gentry

Study Abroad Advisor
Trisha Winkle

Brazil COALS Foz do Iguacu
Brazil COALS Snake AFPS
Brazil COALS Forest Bridge
Brazil COALS 2014 Cow

Winter Break 2020
December 28, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Amazon, Central, and Southern Brazil

 Students will learn about Brazilian agricultural and conservation systems through visits to large farms and government/university research sites in multiple regions throughout Brazil.  Site visits will include production of corn, cotton, soybeans, forages, and beef cattle.  Additionally, students will visit a producer’s association and the largest floral auction in Latin America.  Students will experience Brazilian hospitality and culture first-hand through personal interactions and various cultural experiences.  Students will see and learn about points of interest including, but not limited to, Manaus (Amazon River and rain forest), Brasilia (national capital), and Foz do Iguaçu (Iguaçu Falls, Itaipu Dam). 
All students are required to take a total of 3 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • SCSC 420 : Brazilian Agriculture and Food Production Systems ( 3 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 Education Abroad program-specific meeting(s)
  • Experience two countries:  Multiple regions of Brazil and a farewell dinner in Argentina
  • Visit to Amazon River
  • Welcome the New Year (2020) in the Amazon!
  • Boat tour of Iguaçu Falls
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $5050
Lodging and meals, in-country transportation, excursions and cultural site visits $4,117  
Education Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Misc. Program Expenses $112  
CISI International Health Insurance $19  
Faculty Expenses $402  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $3,780
Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 3 hours)* $1,425  
International Airfare $2000  
Travel Documents (passport and/or visa - if needed) $155  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $200  
Textbooks and Supplies $TBD  
Personal Spending Varies  
Total Estimated Cost $8,830
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

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:

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. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $1000 Program Deposit
  3. $3,650 Remaining Program Balance
Total Program Fee Billed to University Account by Education Abroad = $5,050
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.