On July 13th, UFOP began to offer extension courses that are part of the International Virtual Mobility Program "Destination: Brazil," promoted by the National Association of Directors of Federal Brazilian Higher Education Institutions (ANDIFES) <https://www.destinobrasil-andifes.org>. For six weeks, participants from Brazilian and foreign institutions will have synchronous and asynchronous activities taught by UFOP faculty with the support of the UFOP Aberta Platform <https://aberta.ufop.br>.
The first course, Brazilian Food "tasted" by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, taught by Professor Marcus Vinícius Cangussu Cardoso from the Chemistry Department (DEQUI/UFOP), started on July 13th. The objective is to study the composition of foods using magnetic resonance. With 39 registrations from 8 countries (Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine) and 20 different institutions, the classes are held in English.
On July 21st, Professor João Fortunato Soares de Quadros Júnior, from the Department of Music (DEMUS/UFOP), introduced the Música Brasileña course, taught in Spanish. The course received 35 registrations from 8 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Uruguay) and from 16 different institutions. In the classes, the students will get to know the musical genres that are part of Brazilian culture, especially those that compose the culture of Minas Gerais State.
The International Virtual Mobility Program "Destination: Brazil" is an ANDIFES initiative, through the College of Managers of International Relations of the Federal Brazilian HEIs (CGRIFES), aiming to offer courses in foreign languages and promote Brazilian Federal Education abroad, besides disseminating aspects of Brazilian culture internationally.