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The Brazil Gateway team participated in the Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI) conference in Porto Alegre, capital Rio Grande do Sul, from April 9 - 12. FAUBAI was founded in 1988, and it aims to provide continuous improvement of the management of international exchange and cooperation through workshops, seminars and regional and national meetings. This year, its 26th annual conference was titled, “New Trends on Internationalization of Higher Education: Social Engagement and Innovation.”

The conference consisted of workshops, sessions, keynotes speeches and networking events. Universities from all over the world attend and participate in the conference to discuss important subjects, learn new trends in the field and create connections between institutions that can lead to partnerships and research opportunities.

Luke Barbara, director, and Jane K. Aparecido, academic relations and alumni community manager, presented a session on “Sustainable Cooperation about The Ohio State University Brazil Gateway - International Engagement With Brazil Through An In-country Physical Presence.” The session also included presentations from Polytechnic University of Milano (Italy), McMaster University (Canada) and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

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Dr. Hilton P. Silva, a biologist, medical doctor and professor at the Universidade Federal do Pará, visited Ohio State to speak about his current research on the Quilombola people of Brazil.

“Coming back to speak to students and colleagues is like coming full circle, after starting my journey in biological anthropology here in 1993 as a student,” said Silva, who was invited to present a public lecture at the Department of Anthropology by professor Mark Hubbe.

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Curitiba, Paraná;Ohio State has partnered with Brazilian Experience to offer a semester of cultural immersion in Curitiba, Brazil at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). The city of Curitiba (population almost 2 million) is the capital of the state of Paraná, the largest city in the southern part of the country, and it is a "sister city" of Columbus, Ohio.

The program will start on January 23, 2018 and end on June 29, 2018 and will fulfill the GE requirement in foreign language in one semester. Students will take three intensive Portuguese courses plus two culture courses taught in English for a total of 18 credit hours.

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