The Challenge 2050 Project at the University of Florida

We believe in the power of human beings to change the world for the better. Aware, connected, creative human beings make innovative and inspired decisions. We cultivate the capacity for adaptive leadership and social responsibility in the next generation of global change-makers.

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The Experience

Brazil 2015

Want to explore each day of our 2015 trip? Visit our Brazil travel blog.


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!

CONTACT US to find out more about our 2018 trip to Africa.