Carla Leal

Director – Global Institute Rio de Janeiro

  • City:
    • Rio de Janeiro
  • Country:
    • Brazil
  • Business:
    • Study Abroad


Carla has 17 years of experience in higher education in the United States, including six years of experience within the field of international education.

Carla received her undergraduate degree in Portuguese Language and Literature, from the Universidade Católica do Salvador, and her graduate degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Rochester, New York, USA where she has worked for 17 years.

During her time at the University of Rochester, Carla coordinated exchange programs throughout the world, for both incoming and outgoing students, developed an incoming exchange student orientation program, and implemented a successful peer adviser program. Carla has a passion for languages, cultures and enjoys teaching Portuguese to speakers of other languages.

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