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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Language GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

Liberal Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

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Program Overview

Get a completely new university experience south of the equator. Put your Spanish or Portuguese skills to work, and challenge yourself to courses taught in Portuguese in the action-packed city of Rio. Add a treasure trove of cultural activities and excursions that bring colorful Brazilian culture to life, and you get one unforgettable international experience.

Unique Experiences

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SEMESTER

with a program designed to help international students succeed.

LIVE AND LEARN

in one the world’s most beautiful urban settings, and the epicenter of Latin America’s largest economy.

TAKE COURSES IN PORTUGUESE

and meet South American peers at Brazil’s top university.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Explore Rio and get insider insight into its museums, neighborhoods and more.
  • Take an overnight trip and discover the great diversity of Brazil.
  • See why Brazilians are mad for football (soccer) with a live match, take drumming lessons in a favela, or soak up similar experiences that bring Brazilian culture to life.
  • Immerse yourself in Rio’s rich and diverse arts culture.
  • Be part of campus life by joining extracurricular and cultural activities.

Projects

  • Volunteering: In a country known for urban poverty, you’ll gain as much as you give, helping with education, health, or community building. Teach English to underserved children, foster professional skills in women, and much more.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Two-day orientation – an introduction to Brazilian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time Program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight Excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 Emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Rio
CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ready to study Portuguese language, and develop a critical appreciation of Brazilian life and society in one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities on earth? Rio is waiting!

Coupling a rigorous language program with homestays and exciting cultural activities and excursions, studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro offers accomplished Spanish-speaking students the opportunity to enroll directly at a premiere university and immerse themselves fully in Brazilian culture.

Study abroad in Rio and you will:
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  • Study abroad in one of the most beautiful urban settings in the world and the cultural epicenter of Latin America's largest, fastest growing, and most dynamic economy
  • Learn Portuguese through language instruction specifically designed for international students at Brazil's top higher education institution
  • Volunteer at local NGOs, schools, and other organizations as part of an integrated CIEE community engagement program
  • Immerse yourself in Brazilian academic and social life through homestays with local families, combined with studies on a vibrant urban university campus
  • Witness firsthand the legendary economic and cultural development that defines Brazil today
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2020 07/07/2020
Fall Semester 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.