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.


  • 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 Ipanema, 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 Programs - Rio de Janeiro Global Institute