IN A FLASH: Shopping in Brazil

Sara and Rafael, students in the American Academy (AA) program, took a break from their studies to explore the Christmas Market in Old Town Curitiba, Brazil.

The American Academy (AA) is a dual-enrollment program offered jointly by Kent State University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), located in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

Launched in July 2018, the program allows students to complete their first two years of undergraduate study in Brazil at the PUCPR campus, taking Kent State classes taught in English by Kent State faculty members, and earning academic credit from both universities simultaneously.  

At the end of the two years, students will earn a Kent State University Associate of Science degree and can then choose whether to finish their bachelor’s degree in the United States at Kent State’s Kent Campus, or in Brazil at PUCPR.

University leaders are currently visiting PUCPR to meet with their administrators and students and also to attend the university's Winter Commencement ceremonies.  

Students in the Old Town Market in Curitiba, Brazil

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POSTED: Monday, December 05, 2022 04:41 PM
UPDATED: Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Phil B. Soencksen