Favela Experience provides culturally immersive home stays and tour activities to travelers in favelas, Brazil’s most fascinating urban communities. This Rio de Janeiro-based organization also connects travelers, entrepreneurs, and volunteers to the nonprofits and businesses operating in these communities. Through its sustainable tourism model, Favela Experience generates additional income for favela-based organizations and residents, facilitates cultural exchange, breaks negative stereotypes about favelas, and provides accommodations with low environmental impact.
Students interested in Favela Experience may apply to work in content creation and promotion, multi-media productions, or community networking. This is a great opportunity for those interested in public relations, communications, marketing, tourism and hospitality, film or journalism.