Harvard’s DRCLAS Brazil team supports a range of programs from Harvard students (January, June-August, and term-time), all of which put a premium on immersion experiences. We seek to lower barriers to substantive engagement in Brazil through short-term January programs that have a 1:1 ratio of Harvard and local participants and by working with Brazilian universities to complement Harvard’s strong term-time Portuguese language offerings in Cambridge and Boston. Each program serves as a tool in building the trust, patience, relationships and commitment required to sustain longer-term international collaborations at all levels.

At Harvard

In Brazil

Learn and Practice Portuguese

Participate in Events on Brazil

Connect with Brazilians at Harvard

Stay Updated on Harvard-Brazil Activities

  • Join the DRCLAS student list-serv
  • Harvard-Brazil Radar
  • Follow us on Facebook
  • Check out our Youtube Channel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Harvard DRCLAS Programs

Funding Opportunities

Travel Resources

Independent Travel to Brazil

We encourage all Harvard students, researchers and professors traveling to Brazil independently to inform us of your plans so that we can help connect you to people and events that might make your time in the country more enjoyable and productive.

If you are a Harvard student interested in summer, January, term-time or other opportunities in Brazil, please e-mail or call at +55 (11) 3549-9590.

If you are a Harvard student interested in engaging with Brazil activities in Cambridge, please e-mail Tiago Genoveze (

If you are a Brazilian student interested in applying to Harvard University, please visit the appropriate Admissions Office