Students arriving by air will be met at the Eduardo Gomes International Airport, Manaus (MAO) by project staff members. Students must arrive in Manaus by July 16 (Sunday) as the course activities begin on the morning of July 17 (Monday). Students arriving by boat will be directed to meet staff at the expedition hotel. Hotel information will be provided to all enrolled students. Work will be completed and students will return to Manaus on August 13 (Sunday). Students will be able to depart for onward travel or return home anytime on August 14 (Monday). For continued travel in Brazil or elsewhere in South America check your baggage weight limits ahead of time as they are less than on international flights.
If you miss your connection or your flight is delayed, please call, text or email Dr. Shock. Her local cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
VISA REQUIREMENTS: Brazil requires visas from many countries, including the United States. Check to see if you need a visa through the Brazilian Consulates. All students will enter Brazil on tourist visas. Students must acquire these visas through the appropriate Brazilian Consulates before travel to the country. Visa applications need to be turned in ahead of time as they may take weeks to process and applications will require additional paperwork. There are businesses that offer the service of delivering your application to the consulate or you may personally schedule to leave an application at the consulate. If an address in Brazil is requested contact the project director who will supply one. There is a fee for tourist visas. For more information visit the US State Department Travel Advice page.
HEALTH ISSUES: For specific information regarding travel health issues pertinent to travel in Brazil, consult with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.