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Program Overview

Program Overview

Deepen your understanding of Brazilian business and culture with a summer program in Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most popular destinations and home to carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches, and incredible natural beauty. As a CIEE student in this program, you’ll gain first-hand experience with a broad range of professional and cultural organizations that will stay with you long after they’ve returned home.

Study in Brazil and you will:

  • Go on excursions that will give you an overview of the geographic, cultural, and economic diversity in Rio and coastal Brazil
  • Join faculty for visits to businesses and corporate headquarter offices
  • Visit national museums and historical neighborhoods, attend sporting events, and explore Rio’s rich and diverse arts culture
  • Grow familiar with the fascinating socio-political landscape of Rio and Brazil by meeting community leaders, participating in community engagement activities such as teaching basketball in Rio´s favelas, learning to play soccer, or working in a community garden.
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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

The CIEE Difference

Volunteering / Community Engagement

Rio’s culture of volunteerism provides a platform for a rich volunteering and community engagement opportunities. CIEE staff members arrange group community engagement activities with various organizations and communities throughout Greater Rio. Projects are designed to give students a firsthand look at the challenges facing Rio and its surrounding area. While these activities are optional, they are included in the program fee.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session I 2017 (4 wks)
04/01/2017
05/22/2017
06/19/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,433
Housing ***
$750
Insurance
$167

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 one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$450
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$50
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session I and II 2017 (8 wks)
04/01/2017
05/22/2017
07/17/2017
$8,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,383
Housing ***
$1,500
Insurance
$167

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 one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$500
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees
$320
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$1,000
Personal expenses
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Sessions I, II and III 2017 (12 wks)
04/01/2017
05/22/2017
08/13/2017
$12,050

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,333
Housing ***
$2,250
Insurance
$167

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 one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,350
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$750
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees
$480
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$1,500
Personal expenses
$1,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
04/01/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,433
Housing ***
$750
Insurance
$167

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 one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$450
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$50
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II and III 2017 (8 wks)
04/01/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$8,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,383
Housing ***
$1,500
Insurance
$167

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 one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$500
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees
$320
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$1,000
Personal expenses
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
05/01/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,433
Housing ***
$750
Insurance
$167

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 one meal per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$450
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$50
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit for the summer program is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per 4-week session. Content courses in the program are 45 contact hours. Students take one content course per session and may also enroll in a one-credit Communicative Portuguese language course. Students taking the Communicative Language course may only take it in one session for credit.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

The program requires all students to enroll in one 3-credit course each session.

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About the City

About The City

Rio de Janeiro ("January River”) is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries during the Portuguese colonial era. Rio is nicknamed the Cidade Maravilhosa or "Marvelous City" thanks to its dynamic urban vibe, expansive beaches, and abutting rain forest. Rio represents the second largest gross domestic product in the country and is the headquarters of major Brazilian companies. It is home to many universities, and is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil.

The most visited city in the southern hemisphere, Rio is known for its natural setting, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, and renowned beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema. 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. In 2016 Rio became the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics, and the city was also site for the championship match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Sean McIntyre

Resident Director

Sean McIntyre is Academic Director for CIEE in Brazil, and Resident Director in Rio de Janeiro. Since obtaining his doctorate in German Studies from Stanford University in 2003, Dr. McIntyre has taught undergraduate humanities courses, German and Brazilian Portuguese language in several universities in the United States. In 2007 he received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to develop a Brazilian literature course at the University of São Paulo-Campinas (UNICAMP). In 2011 Sean moved to Rio de Janeiro to raise a family.

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Adams Souza

Program Coordinator

Adams Souza is a proud Carioca and recent graduate of international studies at PUC-Rio. Adams assists students in getting to know the ins and outs of student life at PUC and ESPM both on a social and academic level. Adams will be instrumental in creating community engagement opportunities and cultural activities for CIEE students. Adams loves cinema, theatre, playing volleyball on the beach, and hiking.

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Julie Terzian

Program Coordinator

Julie primarily assists students with service learning projects and internships. She was an exchange student in the US for a year as a senior in High School. Julie has a B.A. in Applied Foreign Languages (English and Spanish – she was an exchange student in Spain) and Master´s Degree in International Relations with specialization in Latin America, development work, international cooperation, and NGOs. She has lived in Brazil for more than 5 years and previously worked on favela integration projects with the United Nations-Habitat program in Rio de Janeiro. During her free time she is very involved in the defense of local food systems and small scale farmers and food collectives.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Study Center office is located in the Gloria neighborhood, 50 meters from the subway station.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Students live in homestays, boutique hostels, or shared housing. Breakfast is provided but lunch, dinner, and any additional meals are the responsibility of students.

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Orientations

Orientations

Students begin their study abroad experience by participating in a CIEE online predeparture orientation. Once on-site, an additional two-day orientation session introduces students to the city of Rio, CIEE’s host institutions, Brazilian culture, and the program. The orientation includes sessions on health and safety, local transportation, logistics, and community engagement opportunities.

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Internet

Internet

Students have access to the Internet at the CIEE Study Center, student hostel, and at Internet cafés (often called LAN houses) throughout the city. Students are encouraged to bring wireless-enabled laptops. Internet reliability and access is not always available at the same level as in the United States, but Brazil enjoys an advanced telecommunications infrastructure and major cities typically provide ready access.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

Courses are taught by CIEE faculty so the academic culture is similar to that of a U.S. university. In all courses, students are graded on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, examinations, papers, and oral presentations, similar to standards in the United States. Grades are based on U.S. letter grade system.

Nature of Classes

Courses are taught by local and CIEE faculty with postgraduate degrees (masters and doctorate) most of whom are instructors at PUC-Rio, ESPM, or other top Brazilian universities. Courses are for CIEE students only.

Grading System

Assessment for courses is typically based on a combination of written and oral assignments and a final paper, project, or examination. The grading system is the same as the United States.

Language Of Instruction

English

Faculty

Faculty are CIEE instructors or instructors from local universities.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Session I Courses

BUSI 3003 RDST
Business Sustainability in Brazil´s Emerging Market
This course examines economic and environmental impacts of Brazil's past, present, and future growth. It will also survey Brazil's attitudes and approach to balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability since the Industrial Revolution. We will review the important aspects of environmental and social impacts as they relate to economic development. It will also include expert guest speakers in the fields of business, engineering and construction, biology, urban planning and development, agriculture, environmental studies and law, and government organizations that regulate sound environmental practices.

PORT 0001 RDJO Communicative Portuguese (Optional One-Credit Language Course)
This one credit Portuguese language course is designed for students with no Portuguese background. While going through a rapid language immersion, students will be able to put classroom instruction to use in everyday situations while building a base for future fluency. Students will learn how to hold a basic conversation with Brazilians, ask for directions, and place an order in a restaurant.

Session II Courses

HIST 3001 RDST
Portraits of a City: Rio de Janeiro
This course is an exploration of the lives, narratives, locations, cultural traditions, and habits that constitute Rio as a dynamic organism and give this city uniqueness. Literature, essays, films, music, paintings, architecture and visits to neighborhoods and cultural institutions will be the prisms for insight into Rio’s particularity and the cultural memories that resonate throughout the city.

PORT 0001 RDJO Communicative Portuguese (Optional One-Credit Language Course)
This one credit Portuguese language course is designed for students with no Portuguese background. While going through a rapid language immersion, students will be able to put classroom instruction to use in everyday situations while building a base for future fluency. Students will learn how to hold a basic conversation with Brazilians, ask for directions, and place an order in a restaurant.

Session III Courses

BUSI 3003 RDST
Business Sustainability in Brazil´s Emerging Market
This course examines economic and environmental impacts of Brazil's past, present, and future growth. It will also survey Brazil's attitudes and approach to balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability since the Industrial Revolution. We will review the important aspects of environmental and social impacts as they relate to economic development. It will also include expert guest speakers in the fields of business, engineering and construction, biology, urban planning and development, agriculture, environmental studies and law, and government organizations that regulate sound environmental practices.

PORT 0001 RDJO Communicative Portuguese (Optional One-Credit Language Course)
This one credit Portuguese language course is designed for students with no Portuguese background. While going through a rapid language immersion, students will be able to put classroom instruction to use in everyday situations while building a base for future fluency. Students will learn how to hold a basic conversation with Brazilians, ask for directions, and place an order in a restaurant.

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