Q: I’m not a student in CALS can I still participate?
A: We are open to students of all majors and levels at the University and welcome students from other institutions!
Q: How does credit work with study abroad?
A: Each trip is set-up as a 3 credit-hour class. You will have on-campus classes to help you prepare for the trip before departure and a few after you return in the States. You do not take classes in country but receive hands-on, one-on-one instruction with Challenge 2050’s Director and get the opportunity to interact with change makers in the Brazilian and African communities.
Q: Can I go on both trips?
A: Yes! We alternate our trips every summer so you can experience both countries and get 3 credit hours per trip.
Q: Is there a language requirement?
A: We provide a group translator for the duration of the trip.
Q: Is it safe?
A: We love to take risks with our education but not with our students. We follow the United States Travel Guidelines and Embassy announcements.
Q: What does the cost include?
A: Cost includes a translator, activities, meals, housing and in-country transportation. It does not include airfare.
Q: I’m so excited about the trip. What’s next?
A: Complete a UF IC Application and set up a meeting with Challenge 2050!