Greetings from our New Office Space
The Brazil Gateway has moved to a new space in São Paulo! We are now just 10 minutes away from our previous location. 

Please note that our new address is:
Av. Ibirapuera, 2120, #164 - Moema - São Paulo - SP 04028-001 Brasil
Although we enjoyed our previous space in Alameda dos Maracatins and will always have great memories of events and gatherings that happened there, we are thrilled with the new place which is more spacious and has a great view of São Paulo.
Our team, as well as Ohio State students, alumni, faculty and partners will have more storage space, a more spacious and better equipped meeting room and enough room for more Buckeyes to get together in Brazil.
We welcome you all to come visit our new space soon! 
Fourth International Congress on Pathogens
Ohio State's Global One Health Initiative and global partners are leading the 4th International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) that will take place in Doha, Qatar, November 7 - 9 with the theme, "Environmental Challenges and Impact on Global Health." 
The goal of ICOPHAI 2017 is to bring together a diverse group of scientists from developing and industrialized countries and encourage exchanges using the "One Health" concept. Specifically, the congress will aim to inspire interactions among scientists and with policymakers from various geographic regions and disciplines working in the areas of health, agriculture and environment. 
ICOPHAI congress is open to all global scientists and policymakers with a mandate and commitment to develop a sustainable plan for their nation, region and the world. The conference planning committee welcomes abstracts for oral papers, panel presentations and posters. Submissions are due June 30. 
All submissions and registration should be made online at General ICOPHAI 2017 inquiries should be forwarded to  Ashley Bersani, Ohio State Global One Health program manager. 
Moritz Summer Program at University of Brasília
As a result of Assistant Dean Laura Fernandez's trip to Brazil last year, a partnership between The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and University of Brasilia (UnB) launched a summer program for Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree students in Brazil.

UnB is one of the most renowned public universities in Brazil and has a beautiful campus located in the capital of Brazil, Brasília. Eight J.D. students from Moritz stayed at UnB student housing from May 15 - 26 while taking intensive Brazilian law classes such as constitutional law, environmental law, regulatory law, competition law and alternative dispute resolution systems.

"The exchange program between University of Brasília and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law was an incredible experience. During my time in Brazil, I was immersed in a new culture, learned about a different legal system and was challenged to think critically about how I view the law," said Andrew Francus, a third year law student.

By comparing and contrasting both systems students were able to fully understand the similarities and differences.

"My major takeaway from the trip was that both the Brazilian and American legal systems have morphed into a hybrid system in which we both use statutory law and binding case law to resolve legal issues," said Jay Payne, a third year law student. "The differences between common law and civil law in Brazil and the United States are becoming increasingly narrower."

The program also offered field trips and excursions to the Brazilian Supreme Court and Brazilian National Congress. Moritz students looking for future opportunities can contact the Office of International and Graduate Affairs at Moritz.
New Education Abroad Program in Brazil
Ohio State has partnered with Brazilian Experience to offer a semester of
cultural immersion in Curitiba, Brazil at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). The city of Curitiba (population almost  2 million) is the capital of the state of Paraná, the largest city in the southern part of the country, and it is a "sister city" of Columbus, Ohio.
The program will start on January 23, 2018 and end on June 29, 2018 and will fulfill the GE requirement in foreign language in one semester. Students will take three intensive Portuguese courses plus two culture courses taught in English for a total of 18 credit hours.
Students will take classes at UFPR, the oldest university in Brazil known for its major cultural and historical contributions to the state of Paraná, and they will live with host families. Students will broaden their understanding of Brazil not only in the classroom but also while participating in cultural activities and excursions, volunteering in the community and living with a local family.
The application deadline is October 1, 2017. To learn more about the program and specific requirements visit the program page.
Testimonial: The Ohio Program Alumnus, Henrique Tramontini dos Santos
Henrique Tramontini do Santos is a graduate from the University of Passo Fundo who participated in The Ohio Program in 2013.
In 2013, I had the best experience I ever had in my life when I interned in Ohio, working for nine months on a farm (Tom Hamilton Farm) in Wilmington, and studying for three months at The Ohio State University, where I had the opportunity to take four classes: agricultural communication, principles of agribusiness and management, salesmanship in agriculture and commodity market.

I returned to Brazil in 2014 to finish my studies. In the first semester, I took the last few classes I needed to complete my undergraduate program. During the second semester, I took the final course internship at Monsanto Company, learning technical aspects about corn management and corn seeds sales.

After the graduation party and the internship at Monsanto, I got hired by Monsanto to work as a sales technical representative for a Monsanto corn seed brand in a region pretty close to my home, Nova Prata. It was a very good time to learn more about how to plant and raise corn, but especially how the corn market behaves, from a total different point of view that I used to have during college.
Presently, I am moving up to the State of Minas Gerais, city of Uberlância, in central Brazil, to develop the same function I was doing here in Rio Grande do Sul. I consider this a great opportunity to know another part of the country and develop my professional and personal skills.

For sure, Ohio State and The Ohio Program were very important to me and helped me get where I am today. I can say that I am blessed.
Important Dates

May 25 - June 6
The Brazilian Experience Music and Education Education Abroad Program in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro

August 1- 3
Dean Anil Makhija, Fisher College of Business, in Brazil

August 2
Finances National Forum Visagio and Ohio State 

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