UMW in Brazil & Argentina | Digital Storytelling in the Amazon


UMW in Brazil & Argentina

Digital Storytelling in the Amazon


Program Dates

February 22 — March 3

Spring Break 2023


Register for this program by November 1, 2022. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

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Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
Final $3,999 payment due December 15, 2022.


  • International airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Group excursions
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • UMW tuition (may be included in your spring course load)
  • Some meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
  • COVID-19 testing
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program includes significant amounts of walking each day.

Spend your spring break exploring the deep riches of the Amazon region in Brazil and Argentina with Dr. Jennifer Polack, Computer Science, and Dr. Lance Gentry of the College of Business. Students will spend the week on an Amazon cruise collecting photos, videos, audio and local interviews to assist in the telling of their own digital story.

Locations on the itinerary may include:

  • Iguazu Falls (from both Brazil and Argentina)
  • Parque das Aves (Rainforest bird conservatory)
  • Janauacá Lake
  • Manaquiri Region (skiff excursion)
  • Photo safari at Rio Manacapuru
  • Local craft tour at Lake Janauari

Information Session Slides


On the program students will stay in local hotels in double-occupancy rooms and while on the river cruise students will accommodated in double-occupancy cabins.


In addition to the program travel during Spring Break, students will enroll in the Spring 2023 course CPSC 106: Digital Storytelling for 3 credits. The course automatically counts as Digital Intensive.

This course satisfies the Beyond the Classroom OR Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director only.

Requirements & Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study.


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


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