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International Location 2014 - Brazil and Argentina


Brazil is the largest country in South America covering more than 3.2 million square miles, slightly smaller than the United States.  With a population of more than 190 million Brazil has the largest population in Latin America and ranks fifth in the world. The majority of people live in the south-central area, which includes the cities of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte. The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.

Argentina is the second-largest country in South America and eighth-largest in the world with a population of more than 41 million.  The official languge of Argentina is Spanish. 

Here are just a few of the site that we plan to explore while in Brazil and Argentina:Rain Forest

  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Mountain
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Sao Paulo Museum of Art
  • National Library of Brazil
  • Argentine National Congress

GATE students beginning coursework in the fall 2012 will travel to Brazil and Argentina for an extraordinary five-week study abroad experience the summer after their sophomore year (2014). GATE students will complete two core curriculum courses (6 hours) taught by UT Tyler faculty and will also explore the culture and beauty that Brazil and Argentina has to offer. Housing and travel will be arranged, and UT Tyler administrators will be onsite to coordinate events, activities, and travel around the countries for the GATE students.