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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Program Provider Area of Study: Culture
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January Language in Rio de Janeiro


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Program Overview

Come enjoy the golden beaches, lush landscapes, and music and dance of Rio de Janeiro! Experience the joie de vivre of the Brazilian people, and take your Portuguese fluency to the next level. In one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities on Earth, you’ll take part in a dynamic language study that emphasizes cultural literacy through activities, excursions, and integration into Rio’s modern city life as well its rich history.

Unique Experiences


at the Theatro Municipal, a breathtaking feat of architecture.


an annual celebration of parades, music, food and merry making.


soccer, volleyball, swim or simply relax at the alluring Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Enjoy the cultural epicenter of Latin America's largest and most dynamic country.
  • Dance in Lapa, a trendy district that is home to dozens of live music halls and a weekend street party.
  • Take intensive language courses specifically designed for international students at Brazil's top university.
  • 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.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some Meals (for those in Homestays)
  • Some Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Two-day orientation – an introduction to Brazilian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
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  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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This program is currently not accepting applications.