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Copacabana Beach with Two Brothers Mountain and Pedra da Gavea in the background in Brazil.

Program at a Glance

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Country Brazil
City Rio de Janeiro
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type International
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

This Brazilian seminar is an interdisciplinary program offering a broad perspective on Brazilian issues from media and democracy to the Brazilian oil industry to race relations  and Brazilian culture. The seminar is taught in English, accompanied by Portuguese  language instruction.

Where you'll study

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, referred to as PUC-Rio, is a private, non-profit university. It is known for intimate class sizes, close interaction with professors and strong course offerings in the sciences. With its focus on scientific research, PUC-Rio has four academic centers with studies in social sciences, physical sciences, technological studies, health sciences, and the arts. The study center is right on campus, a convenient distance from classrooms, labs, cafeterias, libraries, the gym, and study areas. Enjoy the winding, tree-lined paths surrounded by lush vegetation on this walkable campus. You can expect to see wildlife from the adjacent tropical forest. An efficient bus service takes you from campus to various spots in the city. The campus is in Gávea, a popular residential neighborhood. The white sand and blue waves of Leblon beach are a short distance away.