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 Maracanã 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!

Where will study abroad take you?

If you want to study abroad in more than one location, you are only limited by your imagination.  With CIEE's Open Campus, choose courses across six academic disciplines, offered in six week blocks. Here are just a few multi-city combinations for 2018 to get you thinking...

1st Block 2nd Block 3rd Block
Buenos Aires Santiago Rio de Janeiro
Santiago Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires
​ ​ Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires Santiago
Madrid Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro
Santiago Santiago Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Santiago
Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires Buenos Aires

There are more location combinations available! Start your application for an Open Campus program!
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Get Started

  • 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

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