Partnership will act as a bridge for students to study abroad
A common purpose: to lower the barriers that prevent Brazilian students from achieving quality education. Together with BRASA (the largest association of Brazilian students abroad) the Michaelis Foundation will provide the possibility for students to participate in scholarship opportunities for international institutions.
The cost of a flight ticket, the tuition fee and the price and area for accommodation. These are just some of the factors that those looking for a teaching opportunity outside the country need to take into consideration. Despite winning significant scholarships for large universities, young people are often unable to continue enrollment due to lack of financial resources, giving up the dream of studying abroad.
With more than 9000 members, in two years BRASA has aided 12 students, who had the chance, regardless of their family income, to pursue their academic life in colleges in the United States and Europe - subsequently starting a professional career in these countries. Through the Global Thinking Initiative, the expectation is that the project will receive more than 1000 entries, inspiring more young Brazilians to seek new bilingual learning paths.
Always focusing on the philosophy of “looking out for one another” - the basis of the global thinking mentality developed jointly by the two organizations through the initiative - students will be able, in addition to signing up for the BRASA program, to help other university students who also aspire to study abroad. The contribution to BRASA´s SCHOLARSHIPS will be made through the donation of any amount of money.
“The first step in changing the world is to learn to deconstruct limits, not dreams. After all, in order to transform our reality, we must first dream. ”- Jefferson Michaelis, director of the Michaelis Foundation for Global Education
To subscribe to BRASA´s scholarship program please visit: https://www.bolsas.gobrasa.org/. BRASA´s scholarships can be a resource for students going to study abroad (who have already been accepted to at least one university) or who are already studying abroad (and who graduate after December 2021). Note: only Brazilians can apply to such program.
The Global Thinking project is also supported by Editora Melhoramentos.
- Luma Keily
MFGE International Correspondent (http://www.michaelisfoundation.org/)