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A Message From Cristine Conforti, Head of Brazilian Program
Cristine Conforti, Head of Brazilian Program

"Digo: o real não está na saída nem na chegada: ele se dispõe para a gente é no meio da travessia." Guimarães Rosa, "Grande Sertão: Veredas"

"I say: that which is real belongs neither at the beginning nor at the end, but rather reveals itself in the midst of the path." Guimarães Rosa, "Great Backlands: Paths"

You have accepted our invitation to join us on a unique journey. Why did we decide to start such an adventure? What will be the route? Where will it go? 

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Mission Statement

We will graduate students who are accomplished in the academic skills one would expect; at ease beyond their borders; truly fluent in a second language; good writers and speakers one and all; confident because they excel in a particular passion; artists no matter their field; practical in the ways of the world; emotionally unafraid and physically fit; humble about their gifts and generous of spirit; trustworthy; aware that their behavior makes a difference in our ecosystem; great leaders when they can be, good followers when they should be; on their way to well-chosen higher education; and, most importantly, architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.

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