PH International

Brazil Exchange Applications are now open!

USA | Sport for Social Change | 1 Sep 2022

Exciting news... the SSC Brazil program is accepting applications NOW!

In cooperation with the Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, PH International will recruit 12 American participants for the Sport for Social Change (SSC) Program. This program will provide youth and adults with the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and to examine leadership development and community engagement through martial arts during a 14-day exchange in Brazil. Furthermore, this program will provide participants with hands-on learning, interactive group and peer-to-peer activities, site visits, and community service experience to develop leadership abilities. Through this SSC program, participants will better understand how they can become active members of society and be more involved in their communities through sports.

Program Dates: December 3 - 16, 2022

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a U.S. Passport which is valid for at least 6 months after December 16, 2022
  • Available to travel to Brazil between December 3 - 16, 2022
  • Never traveled to Brazil before
  • Committed to return to the U.S. immediately after completion of the program
  • Must be willing to demonstrate leadership potential in application
  • Must be willing to engage in community service projects in Brazil with Brazilian peers
  • Must be involved in martial arts, including but not limited to: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Muay Thai, Taekwon-do, Judo, Boxing, etc.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to show proof of vaccination
  • Must be residing in the U.S. at the time of the application process and through the end of 2022

Application Process:

  • Complete online application
  • Application Deadline: October 7
  • Applicants will be notified of their status by October 10

This program will cover the following participant costs:

  • Round Trip International Airfare
  • Medical Insurance to cover the period of the program. Pre-existing conditions and dental care will not be covered.
  • Visa Application fee
  • Group Meals and Hotel Accommodations in Brazil

This program will NOT cover the following participant costs:

  • Excess Luggage
  • Phone and Internet Expenses
  • Cost of Obtaining/Renewing Passport
  • Souvenirs