The activities below were offered in Summer 2023. Similar activities will likely be offered in Summer 2025, and will be shared here as they are finalized.

Free, optional cultural and educational activities promoted by the Teachers across Borders UFPR teacher education project during the three-week stay in Curitiba:

– Tandem (Portuguese – English) walking tours through university campuses and the city of Curitiba

– Educational and intercultural workshops/events on Portuguese as an additional language teaching-learning at the university (in Portuguese and English)

– Visits to local public schools


Other free, optional teacher education opportunities offered remotely through UFPR: 

– International Collaborative Critical Literacy Teacher Education Course:

A 60-hour hybrid teacher education course offered to Brazilian Portuguese and English teachers from local public schools and American schools, held in Portuguese and English. The course will offer discussions on teaching-learning an additional language, critical literacy, multiliteracies, and project pedagogy in asynchronous tasks on the Virtual UFPR platform, as well as synchronous meetings (Brazilians will be on campus, Americans online) on five Saturday mornings (April 15th, May 6th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 24th).

Brazilian and American participants will have the opportunity of developing, online and through web conferences, critical literacy projects, in small groups, to be implemented in English classes, in local public  schools in Curitiba. American teachers will be invited to visit schools during one or more classes (according to personal interest) to observe and interact with Brazilian students and teachers while in Curitiba (June 12 – 30).

This  intercultural/international collaborative teacher education course is in its 3rd edition. The 2018 school projects developed by Brazilian and American (Ohio) teachers are published in the free e-book Formação Intercultural e colaborativa entre professores. Pontes Editores, São Paulo, Brazil, 2022. 

All participants of the Teachers across Borders intercultural and educational activities will receive a UFPR certificate in English and Portuguese.

– 90-hour online UFPR graduate (free, in Portuguese) course Conceitos freireanos em educação linguística, offered in second term 2023, to participants who are also students or professors at The Ohio State University, as part of the international  cooperation agreement between UFPR and OSU.


Optional excursions offered at additional cost, to be paid by the participant:

Trip to Iguazu Falls

Trip by train to Morretes