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CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT 

| Rice University  | Houston, Texas

Ludmila de Souza Maia conducted archival research in Paris for the dual history PhDs she will earn from UNICAMP and Rice

the achievements of Brazilians abroad in science,
technology, and innovation.
Baker said Brasil@Rice has "generated tremendous enthusiasm. We've got people from different
fields across campus, from high-level professors to
beginning faculty, talking with each other. We even
have staff thinking Brazil." While more Brazilian
students are coming to Rice, the language barrier
and costs have made it difficult to convince more
Rice students to study in Brazil, Baker said. The
university this past summer sent its first students
to a language immersion program in São Paolo and
subsidized two internships in Brazil. Baker believes
History chair Alida Metcalf
the success of Brasil@Rice provides "a template for
forged a dual PhD degree
internationalization"
that Rice now can follow with
program with UNICAMP in São
other countries.
Paulo
It isn't certain how long Brazil will continue its
Scientific Mobility Program, but the Brasil@Rice office hopes to
Connections Beyond the Campus
Brasil@Rice has ventured beyond the campus into the wider Bra- award $90,000 for further faculty travel and collaborations, includzilian business, consular, and cultural communities in Houston. A ing two-way visits. A decision is pending approval by a new provost.
Nonetheless, even with no guarantee of future revenues from
university representative serves on the board of the Brazilian-Texas
Chamber of Commerce, and Rice hosted a delegation of government the mobility program, "my guess is the strength of the ties we build
officials on a visit to Houston last fall. Onuchic was among the first will endure one way or another after that program no longer exists,"
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winners of a Diaspora Prize that Brazil created in 2013 to honor said McLendon.

Rice's enrollment is 6,500 while UNICAMP's is
34,000. Nearly a quarter of Rice students are international. Brazilians comprise only a small percentage
(22 graduate students and 15 visiting students in fall
2014), but their presence is readily felt, especially in
events arranged by the Brasil@ Rice initiative.
"To really get a lot out of one year in another
country, you have to be ready to hit the ground
running," said Metcalf, the history chair. Brasil@
Rice "has been able to provide that for the Brazilian
students to maximize their time here." McClendon,
who has returned to the faculty, said the Brazilians
have contributed greatly to the cultural mix on campus. "It's actually not that hard to get Brazilians to
feel acculturated because they gravitate naturally to
social events," he added.

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Frontlines
In Brief
Insights
Collaborating with Africa
Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
Foreign Student Affairs
In Focus
Going Social
Advice from the Field
Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
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