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eMPA Study Abroad Program Travels to Brazil

eMPA students and eMPA Director Dr. Michael O. Adams, Steve Biko Students and professor Raquel DeSouza, University of Bahia professor Cloves Luiz Oliveira, President John Rudley with Rita Santos.

The eMPA program traveled to Brazil from June 20 to July 2, 2013, for the third year in a row. The trip was a part of the continued internationalization of the eMPA curriculum. This year, TSU President, John Rudley accompanied the students. President Rudley has made it one of his administration’s goals to encourage TSU to expose our students to the global village.

Established in 2010, the eMPA program has conducted four study abroad programs thus far. Each program introduces students to diverse public, nonprofit and academic frameworks from authorities that provide the narratives for momentous changes in public and social policy around the world. Since its inception, the eMPA program has graduated over 100 students and continues to stand as one of the largest graduate program on the campus of Texas Southern University.

The interest in the eMPA study abroad programs demonstrates the continued need for global education. Current and future public leaders need opportunities for international exchange to confront the changing demographics of the United States that according to the U.S census will be majority minority by 2040 and will largely consist of immigrant populations. The eMPA program is dedicated to educating global public servants and is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester.


Kendrick D. Callis

Texas Southern University

Communications Specialist – Office of Communications

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