Rio de Janeiro Global Institute

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The energy is palpable the moment you set foot in Rio. Settled between the Guanabara Bay and Atlantic Ocean, the most visited city in the southern hemisphere is also the continent’s third largest. As the towering Christ the Redeemer statue looms atop Corcovado Mountain while a million revelers celebrate Carnival each year, students quickly discover that Rio is a fascinating study in contrasts, culture, and, of course, samba styles.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Student housing ideally located within walking distance of CIEE site and close to restaurants, banks, grocery stores, and public transportation.
  • Enjoy golden beaches like Copacabana and Ipenema, lush landscapes, and the vibrancy of the Brazilian culture.
  • Tour of the city of Rio and visit its iconic landmarks including the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the MaracanĂ£ soccer stadium.
  • Take part in engaging classroom instruction, daily co-curricular activities, overnight study tours, and local excursions.

STUDY ABROAD'S MOST FLEXIBLE EXPERIENCE

Students tap into our Global Quad anchored by ten major cities

  • Choose from direct enroll courses, internships, independent research, or the Open Campus block program. Each block is six weeks, you choose two courses per block, and you have the flexibility of small, hands-on, and highly focused classes.
  • Programs run during the Spring, Summer, Fall and January terms. 
  • Our programs let you stay in one place or move among the network.
  • Study in the heart of the city and stay in dorms, apartments or homestays. 
  • Study tours and excursions are included. CIEE's Open Campus offers one every day! 

The Global Institute is designed to work for you. Make it your own!

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  • STEP 1: CHOOSE UP TO 3 LOCATIONS

    • Berlin
    • Buenos Aires
    • Cape Town
    • Copenhagen
    • London
    • Madrid
    • Paris
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • Rome
    • Santiago, Chile
  • STEP 2: SELECT AN ACADEMIC TRACK

    • Business
    • Communications, New Media, and Journalism
    • Global and Community Health
    • International Relations and Political Science
    • Language, Literature and Culture
    • Sustainability and Environmental Sciences
  • STEP 3: DON'T WAIT

    • Start an application to an Open Campus program today
    • Don't forget to apply for scholarships

ONE SEMESTER, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Design Your Own Study Abroad Experience

With CIEE's Open Campus, you can design your very own study abroad semester program to include up to three different locations.  Use our custom build tool, spin the globe, or take a look at experiences around some of our most popular open campus combinations! 

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