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Call for Applications for Study Trip Brazil 2018

Call for Applications

IAPSS Study Trip


Rio de Janeiro

“(In)equality in Brazil and the country’s role in the World”

takes places during

Sunday, December 2nd – Saturday, December 8th, 2018

(Programme days: Monday 3rd – Friday 7th)

Deadline for Applications EXTENDED: October 7th, 2018

Following two successful IAPSS trips to BRICS, this year IAPSS is launching its Call for Application for the Study Trip to Brazil with the theme (In)equality in Brazil and the country’s role in the world. Study Trip will take place in November 2018. Five days of very intensive and enriching programme will be spent in the fascinating Brazilian city – Rio de Janeiro.

Use this opportunity and join us for this unique Study Trip to the largest country of the South America that plays a leading role in the region. Come with us and spend 5 intensive programme days in Rio de Janeiro, the main cultural hub of the country. Besides beautiful nature and vibrant, cosmopolitan life, Rio de Janeiro offers a great opportunity to see booming financial and political life as well, benefiting from being a capital city of Brazil until 1960.

About the Programme

The theme aims at exploring and understanding two dimensions of Brazilian reality: its local context and the country’s global role. Given the IAPSS’s interest in politics, both of them will be looked at with regards to issues like access to resources, power and justice. In particular, this trip intends to investigate issues such as corruption, economic recovery of the country and issues related to social and economic equality.

Brazil offers an unique insight into the two realities of the social and economic system: highly developed international companies that strive to follow social responsibility rules, accompanied by others that are still lagging behind while engaging in child labour, slavery and environmental degradation. How have these disparities emerged? What are the impacts of globalisation? How does the transformation from being a regional power to the international potential superpower looks in practice? These are the questions that will be asked during our Study Trip. The program features visits and meetings with academia and both and public and private institutions in order to see the realities from different perspectives, thus gaining comprehensive understanding of the local and global context of today ́s Brazil.

Key Information

Arrival: Sunday, December 2nd 2018, throughout the day
Programme: Monday, December 3rd – Friday, December 7th
Departure: Saturday, December 8th, throughout the day

Participants: 20 students of political science, international relations and related disciplines.

Participation Fee per person: 335 EUR

– Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro (6 nights)

– Breakfasts

– Local transportation in Rio de Janeiro

– Welcome and farewell dinner – Comprehensive trip material

– All featured program components and access to all institutions on schedule (all visits will be specified no later than 3 months before the Study Trip)

Not included: Travel costs to and from Rio de Janeiro from your home country, costs for visa and (potential) immunisation costs. We encourage students to check with their home universities for potential scholarship options. Unfortunately, IAPSS does not provide scholarships or travel grants for this trip.

* We are happy to provide you with a personalized visa invitation letter on the basis of a completed registration (requires payment), which you can use for your visa application at the Brazilian Embassy (or its representative) in your country of residence.

Remarks: After successful selection, the participation fee has to be transferred in advance in order to confirm your participation. Participants have the opportunity to stay longer before/after the study trip on their own expenses.

How to Apply?

Excited? Then don’t hesitate and join IAPSS on this unique and exciting opportunity to discover Brazil with fellow political science students from all around the world! Complete the online application form at latest by October 7th, 2018. Notification on selection will be given within three working days after the deadline elapses. In case of acceptance, you will receive information on how to confirm your participation and further instructions.

Deadline for Applications: EXTENDED till October 7th, 2018

Please note that IAPSS membership is required in order to participate in IAPSS Study Trips. Membership comes at only 15 EUR/10 EUR a year (depending on your country of citizenship) and offers you a wide range of benefits, including priority access to IAPSS conferences, IAPSS delegations, IAPSS seasonal schools and IAPSS study trips, as well as the opportunity to contribute to IAPSS’ political science journals POLITIKON, Encuentro Latino Americano and the online international affairs blog A Different View. Also, members receive the two-monthly IAPSS News & Opportunities newsletter, which includes political science opportunities such as internships, jobs, conference calls and more. There are discounted rates available for 2-year memberships.

In case of any further question or inquiry, do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to discovering Brazil with you!

Kind regards,

Veronika Kandusová
Study Trip Coordinator

Pawel Pustelnik
Study Trip Coordinator

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the executive body of the association. It consists of the President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Head of the Academic Department, Head of the Events Department, Head of World Congress, Head of Convention and Head of the International Cooperation & Public Relations Department. Members are normally elected to this body at the General Assembly, taking place in April each year.

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