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Northwestern and Brazil

Northwestern and Brazil

Northwestern University has partnerships with Brazil that include student and faculty exchanges, and executive education opportunities.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Federal University of Paraná
  • Faculty Exchange > McCormick School of Engineering
Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Fundação Dom Cabral

Units and Groups

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese blends a community of scholars, whose strong research interests range across Spanish, Latin American, and Brazilian literature and cultures, and a community of instructors, who are dedicated to teaching a strong culture-based language program.
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Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

Northwestern's Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) supports a spirited and diverse community of faculty and graduate students whose research covers the culture, history, and politics of Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Cluster

The LACS cluster at The Graduate School (TGS) is one of the first initiatives in the country to offer a formal structure for interdisciplinary training in Latin American and Caribbean studies. The LACS cluster makes it possible for affiliated students to develop connections with Northwestern's exceptionally strong and interdisciplinary faculty base.
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Student Groups

  • Brazilian Student Association (BRASA)
  • Latin American Student Alliance
  • Graduate Student Association for Latino and Spanish Activities
  • Alianza - The Latinx Student Alliance
  • La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America
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Northwestern alumni are based in Brazil.

The NU-Kellogg Club of Brazil offers social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Brazil. Other ways to get or stay involved can be found here.

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This page features data and information from the 2022-2023 academic year and gets updated annually. The last update was made in October 2023. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Senior Director of Communications and Intercultural Learning.