Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Summer in Rio de Janeiro

Click to scroll down and read more

Information for term Summer in Rio de Janeiro

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

Click to Open

It is hard not to get caught up in the pulsing energy of this dynamic metropolis! Explore the culture and people of this vibrant, bustling city while taking one four-week course in Session I or II. Explore the cultural similarities and differences between Brazilian and American values, beliefs, and practices, and discuss the positives and negatives of migration in a global world. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Global Institute – Rio de Janeiro and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Visit Valongo Wharf

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered the most significant former slave port in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Immerse yourself in Rio’s rich and diverse arts culture

    and understand Samba and Carnival beyond the clichés. In Rio, you can go listen to live music locally any day of the week!

  • Discover Rio's modernist architecture

    in the city of Niterói, where Oscar Niemeyer’s futurist architecture includes the iconic Museu de Arte Contemporânea – which is shaped like a flying saucer

  • Visitors during Carnival

    1M
  • Citizens living in favelas

    20%

Location & Culture

Click to Open

Rio de Janeiro vibrates with social and cultural activity around the clock. It’s the third largest metropolitan area in South America and the most visited city in the southern hemisphere, known for its stunning natural beauty, Carnival celebrations, music culture, and renowned beaches. Rio’s iconic landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.

The Culture

Excursions & Activities

All programs feature frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement your academics. Students in Rio can:

  • Explore the city during a daylong excursion with CIEE-trained guides and staff.
  • Attend a live match at the Maracanã, one of the world´s biggest soccer stadiums.
  • Take percussion lessons with professional samba players.
  • Hike one of the many trails through the Atlantic Forest.
  • Climb to the top of Corcovado Mountain, where the Christ the Redeemer statues awaits.

Volunteer Opportunities

Give back and create a deeper connection to Rio de Janeiro. In a country known for urban poverty, you will gain as much as you give, helping with education, health, or community building. Teach English, foster professional skills in women, and much more.

Daily Life

Click to Open
  • Housing

    Homestay
    Students can live with Brazilian hosts, which is a great way to absorb maximum language and culture and create lasting friendships. Hosts range from families to individuals, and welcome one or two CIEE students. Each student has a private bedroom and shared kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities.

    Shared apartments
    Students live with other CIEE students in double rooms. Utilities, basic kitchen, cleaning, and Internet access are included. Laundry facilities are available nearby.

  • Meals

    Homestay
    Students receive two daily meals: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Students are responsible for one meal per day. Host families and students decide meals together.

    Apartments
    Students are responsible for all meals. They can prepare their own meals at their apartment, or eat at the many restaurants nearby.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Where You'll Study

  • A

    Lapa

    Live music and nightlife

  • B

    Arpoador Beach

    Watch a beautiful sunset

  • C

    Sugarloaf Mountain

    Provides panoramic views of the city

Like what you're seeing so far?

Program Details

Click to Open

What you need to know

The program details

In Session I, students take Understanding Brazil Through Intercultural Engagement and in Session II, Migration and Mobility in a Global World. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Portuguese Language course taught in Portuguese (1 credit). In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

CIEE Global Institute – Rio de Janeiro is located within Villa Aymoré, an early 20th century residential villa renovated into a state-of-the-art urban office space. The Global Institute features classrooms, office space for staff, and workspace for students. Villa Aymoré hosts many events and exhibitions throughout the year, giving students a chance to interact with young Brazilian professionals and entrepreneurs.

Academics

Click to Open

Academics

  • Class Format

    Courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty at the CIEE Global Institute and are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either three, four, or five times per week. Attendance is strictly enforced for both classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our Canvas e-learning platform.

  • Grading

    The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students’ grades are based on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

  • Academic Culture

    Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Rio when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends in between sessions.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit
Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours per session
  • CIEE Communicative Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
All students enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session

Course Notes

  • Students studying in Rio de Janeiro for more than one session may only take Communicative Portuguese once.
  • “(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Summer 2019

Click to Open

Courses offered in Rio de Janeiro are listed below by session; course list subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours; 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits, unless otherwise noted.

“GI” denotes courses offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

Session I

Session II

Summer 2020 Courses

Click to Open

Summer 2020 syllabi will be available by early September.

Session I

  • PORT 0001 RDJO: Communicative Portuguese Language
  • BRAZ 3102 RDJO: The Resistance Culture of Samba

Session II

  • PORT 0001 RDJO: Communicative Portuguese Language
  • (GI) ENVI 2005 BAAR: Global Change and the Environment

Scholarships

Click to Open

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

See more scholarship info

Dates & Fees

Click to Open

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport pick-up
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Rio society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2020 4 weeks Apr 1, 2020 May 18, 2020 Jun 15, 2020
$4,150
Click to Close

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,783 **

Housing = $900 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $450

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $80

Personal expenses = $300

Total Estimated Costs = $2,230

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Summer Session I and II 2020 8 weeks Apr 1, 2020 May 18, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
$7,470
Click to Close

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,203 **

Housing = $1,800 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $900

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $160

Personal expenses = $600

Total Estimated Costs = $3,260

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
$4,150
Click to Close

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,783 **

Housing = $900 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $450

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $80

Personal expenses = $300

Total Estimated Costs = $2,230

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Looking for funding?

Our Staff

Click to Open

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
  • 1

    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

    Apply Now
  • 2

    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

  • 3

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.