» Competition 22 - The MetLife Foundation Study Abroad Innovation Competition

Georgia Southern University, Georgia, United States

Georgia Southern University, Georgia, United States
Strategic Partner: Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil

Study Abroad and Jump-Starting of Exchange Programs between Leading Universities of Central-West Brazil and Southeast Georgia, USA

Georgia Southern University (GSU) and Universidade de Brasilia (UnB) are collaborating to create a new, bilateral study abroad experience that will provide students with innovative, hands-on and experiential learning activities and enable them to reflect on their new cultural and technical knowledge in the fields of political science, sociology, and chemistry. GSU students will participate in a series of experiential-learning, summer courses at UnB, where students will learn about local sustainable technology practices and federal policies supporting green technology in Brazil, while engaging in a mix of laboratory work and practical skills. On the other hand, UnB students will take a series of courses at GSU, during which they will be engaged in all aspects of scientific research and training techniques. The exchanges will conclude in a joint meeting at the Sustainable Technologies Summit of the Americas at GSU, where students will share and reflect on their respective learning experiences.

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