800 students participate in US-Brazil Connect

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In 2013, more than 80 community college students, young professionals, and college faculty traveled to Brazil for a one-month paid fellowship to work with 800 Brazilian high school students, thanks to the Conexão Mundo/World Connection program.

Established through a partnership between US-Brazil Connect, and the Brazilian Confederation of Industry, the National Industrial Apprenticeship Service of Brazil (SENAI), and the Social Service for Industry of Brazil (SESI), the 2013 Conexão Mundo/World Connection program is an English and leadership exchange that operates for a total of 20 weeks, remotely for 16 weeks and in-person for four weeks.

The program expanded from serving 200 Brazilian students in one Brazilian city in 2012 to serving 800 Brazilian students in seven Brazilian cities in 2013. Next year, Conexão Mundo/ World Connection anticipates serving up to 2000 Brazilian students and sending 200 U.S. participants to Brazil.

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