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Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Fall 2019
Event
Date
 
Fall Official EAP Start Date July 10, 2019
Mandatory UCEAP Orientation​ ​July 11, 2019
PUC Orientation and Placement Exam I July 11, 2019
Immigration/Federal Police​ Registration July 12, 2019
​City Tour ​July 13, 2019
Intensive Language Program (ILP)​ July 15 - August 7, 2019​
ILP Classes Begin​ ​July 15, 2019
Field Trip ​July 27, 2019
​ILP Classes End ​August 7, 2019
Mandatory ​Regular Term Orientation ​August 8, 2019
​Placement Exam and Orientation II ​August 8, 2019
Federal Police​ August 9, 2019​
Fall Term (Semester II)​ August 13 - December 17, 2019​
Holiday​ September 7, 2019​
Field Trip​ October 5, 2019​
Holiday​ October 12-15, 2019​
Holiday​ November 2, 2019​
Holiday​ November 15, 2019​
​Holiday ​November 20, 2019
​End of Term Celebration ​December 5, 2019
Fall Term (Semester II) Classes End ​December 17, 2019
Fall and Year Official End Date (students may leave) December 18, 2019
**Note: Holidays and excursions are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.​ ​

 
​Summer Seminar and Language, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Summer 2019
Event Date
Official Start Date July 6, 2019
Official arrival with airport pickup & homestay check-in July 6, 2019
Required UCEAP Welcome, Cultural & Safety Orientation July 8 - 9, 2019
Portuguese Language Instruction Part 1 July 8 - 11, 2019
Brazilian Seminars July 11 - 26, 2019
Final Exam July 26, 2019
Portuguese Language Instruction Part 2​ July 29 - August 2, 2019​
Farewell Lunch​ August 2, 2019​
Homestay check-out August 3, 2019
Official End Date (students may leave) August 3, 2019
DO NOT make any travel plans during the program dates until you have received a final calendar, available soon after arrival in Brazil.​ ​
 ​

 
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Fall 2018
Event
Date
 
Fall Official Start Date July 4 2018
PUC Orientation and Placement Exam July 5, 2018
UCEAP Welcome Orientation​/Dinner July 5, 2018
Immigration/Federal Police​ Registration July 6, 2018
​City Tour ​July 7, 2018
​Intensive Language Program ​July 9 - August 1, 2018
​Fall Semester
​August 13 - December 20, 2018
​Holiday Break - Independence Day ​September 7, 2018
​Field Trip ​October 6, 2018
​Holiday Break - N.Sra da Aparecida ​October 12 - 15, 2018
​Holiday Break - Dia dos mortos ​November 2, 2018
​Holiday Break - Dia da proclamação da República ​November 15, 2018
​Holiday Break - Consciência Negra ​November 20, 2018
​PUC End of Term Celebration ​December 6, 2018
​UCEAP Farewell Activity ​December 7, 2018
Fall Semester Classes End ​December 20, 2018
Fall Official End Date (students may leave) December 21, 2018
**Note: Holidays and excursions are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.​

 
​Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2018-19  ​
Event Date
Spring/Year Official EAP Start Date January 23, 2019
M​andatory UCEAP Orientation​ January 23, 2019
PUC-Rio Orientation and Placement Exam January 24, 2019
Federal Police (Immigration) Registration
January 25, 2019
City Tour​ January 26, 2019
Intensive Language Program​ January 28 - February 20, 2019​
ILP Classes Begin​ January 28, 2019
​Field Trip
​February 9, 2019
ILP Classes End​ February 20, 2019
Holiday Break (Carnival) March 2-6, 2019
Regular Term Orientation (required) ​February 21, 2019
Placement Test + Orientation II​ February 21, 2019
​Federal Police ​February 22, 2019
Spring Semester  ​ March 11 - July 11 , 2019
Holiday Break​ (Easter) March 18 - 23, 2019
Field Trip
April 27, 2019
​Holiday ​May 1, 2019
​Holiday
​June 20, 2019
End of Term Celebration​ June 27, 2019
Spring Semester Classes End​ July 11, 2019
Spring Official End Date (Students may leave)​ July 12, 2019
Semester II  ​ July 10, 2019
Year Official End Date December 18, 2019
 ​

 
​Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2018-19  ​
Event Date
Spring/Year Official EAP Start Date January 23, 2019
M​andatory UCEAP Orientation​ January 23, 2019
PUC-Rio Orientation and Placement Exam January 24, 2019
Federal Police (Immigration) Registration
January 25, 2019
City Tour​ January 26, 2019
Intensive Language Program​ January 28 - February 20, 2019​
ILP Classes Begin​ January 28, 2019
​Field Trip
​February 9, 2019
ILP Classes End​ February 20, 2019
Holiday Break (Carnival) March 2-6, 2019
Regular Term Orientation (required) ​February 21, 2019
Placement Test + Orientation II​ February 21, 2019
​Federal Police ​February 22, 2019
Spring Semester  ​ March 11 - July 11 , 2019
Holiday Break​ (Easter) March 18 - 23, 2019
Field Trip
April 27, 2019
​Holiday ​May 1, 2019
​Holiday
​June 20, 2019
End of Term Celebration​ June 27, 2019
Spring Semester Classes End​ July 11, 2019
Spring Official End Date (Students may leave)​ July 12, 2019
Semester II  ​ July 10, 2019
Year Official End Date December 18, 2019
 ​

 
​Summer Seminar and Language, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Summer 2018
Event Date
Official Start Date July 4, 2018
Official arrival with airport pickup & homestay check-in July 4, 2018
UCEAP Welcome, Cultural & Safety Orientation July 5, 2018
Federal Police (Immigration) Registration July 5, 2018
Portuguese Language Instruction Part 1 July 9 - 12, 2018
Brazilian Seminars July 12 - 27, 2018
Portuguese Language Instruction Part 2 July 30 - August 3, 2018
Homestay check-out August 5, 2018
Official End Date (students may leave) August 5, 2018
 ​

Brazilian Studies, Salvador
2017-18 
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date July 3, 2017
​Orientation ​July 3-4, 2017
​ILP classes begin ​July 5, 2017
​ILP classes end
​July 31, 2017
Semester classes begin
​August 1, 2017
​Semester classes end ​December 15, 2017
Fall Official End Date (Students may depart)        December 16, 2017
​​
Brazilian Studies, Salvador
2017-18 
Event
Date
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date January 8, 2018
Spring Official End Date (Students may depart)        June 16, 2018

 
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Fall 2017-18
Event
Date
 
Fall Official UCEAP Start Date July 5, 2017
PUC Orientation and Placement Exam July 6, 2017
UCEAP Welcome Orientation​/Dinner July 6, 2017
Immigration/Federal Police​ July 7, 2017
​City Tour ​July 8, 2017
​Intensive Language Program ​July 10-August 4, 2017
Fall Semester Orientation and Placement Exam August 9, 2017
​Fall Semester
​August 14-December 21, 2017
​Holiday Break ​September 7-8, 2017
​Field Trip ​October 7, 2017
​Holiday Break ​October 12-15, 2017
​Holiday Break ​November 2-4, 2017
​Holiday Break ​November 15, 2017
​Holiday Break ​November 20, 2017
​End of Term Celebration ​November 30, 2017
​Holiday Break ​December 8, 2017
Fall Semester Classes End ​December 21, 2017
Official End Date Fall Students May Leave December 22, 2017
**Note: Holidays and excursions are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.​

 
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Summer 2017-18
Event
Date
 
Summer Official UCEAP Start Date July 5, 2017
PUC Orientation and Placement Exam July 6, 2017
UCEAP Welcome Orientation​/Dinner July 6, 2017
​UCEAP Orientation (cont.) July 7, 2017
​City Tour ​July 8, 2017
Intensive Language Program (ILP) July 10-August 4, 2017
​Field Trip ​July 22, 2017
ILP Classes End ​August 4, 2017
Official End Date Summer Students May Leave August 5, 2017
**Note: Holidays and excursions are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.​
​​​​
 
​Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2017-18  ​
Event Date
Spring/Year Official EAP Start Date January 10, 2018
M​andatory UCEAP Orientation​ January 10-11, 2018
PUC-Rio Orientation and Placement Exam January 11, 2018
Federal Police (Immigration) Registration
January 12, 2018
City Tour​ January 13, 2018
Intensive Language Program​ January 15 - February 7, 2018​
ILP Classes Begin​ January 15, 2018
Holiday Break​ January 20, 2018
​Field Trip
​January 27, 2018
ILP Classes End​ February 7, 2018
Holiday Break (Carnival) February 10 - 14, 2018
Regular Term Orientation (required) ​February 27-28, 2018
Placement Test + Orientation II​ February 28, 2018​
​Federal Police ​March 1, 2018
Spring Semester  ​ March 5 - July 10 , 2018
Holiday Break​ (Easter) March 29 - 30, 2018
Field Trip
April 14, 2018
Holiday Break​ April 21 - 23, 2018
​Holiday ​May 1, 2018
​Holiday
​May 31, 2018
End of Term Celebration​ June 28, 2018
Spring Semester Classes End​ July 10, 2018
Spring Official End Date (Spring students may leave)​ July 11, 2018
Fall Semester August 13 - December 20, 2018
​Holiday Break - Independence Day ​September 7, 2018
​Field Trip ​October 6, 2018
​Holiday Break - N.Sra de Aparecida ​October 12 - 15, 2018
​Holiday Break - Dia dos mortos ​November 2, 2018
​​Holiday Break - Dia da proclamação da República ​November 15, 2018
​​Holiday Break - Consciência Negra ​November 20, 2018

​PUC End of Term Celebration

​December 6, 2018
​UCEAP Farewell Activity ​December 7, 2018
​Fall Semester Classes End ​December 20, 2018
Fall and Year Official End Date (Fall and Year students may leave) December 21, 2018
 ​**Note: Holidays and excursions are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.

Brazilian Studies, Salvador
2016-17 
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date July 5, 2016
​Orientation ​July 5-6, 2016
​ILP classes begin ​July 7, 2016
​ILP classes end
​July 31, 2016
Semester classes begin
​August 1, 2016
​Semester classes end ​December 15, 2016
Fall Official End Date (Students may depart)        December 16, 2016
​​
Brazilian Studies, Salvador
2016-17 
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 1, 2016
Fall Official End Date (Students may depart)        December 16, 2016

 
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2016-17
Event
Date
 
Fall Official UCEAP Start Date August 22, 2016
PUC Orientation and Placement Exam August 23, 2016
UCEAP Welcome Orientation​/Dinner August 23, 2016
Immigration/Federal Police​ August 24, 2016
​UCEAP Orientation (cont.) ​August 26, 2016
​City Tour ​August 27, 2016
Fall Semester August 22-December 20, 2016
​Holiday Break ​September 7, 2016
​Holiday Break ​October 12-15, 2016
​Field Trip ​October 3, 2016
​Holiday Break ​November 2, 2016
​Holiday Break ​November 15, 2016
​Holiday Break ​November 20, 2016
​End of Term Celebration ​November 26, 2016
​Holiday Break ​December 8, 2016
Fall Semester Classes End ​December 20, 2016
Official End Date Fall Students May Leave December 21, 2016
**Note: Holidays and excursions are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.​

 
​Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro 2016-17  ​
Event Date
Spring/Year Official EAP Start Date January 11, 2017
M​andatory UCEAP Orientation​ TBD
PUC-Rio Orientation and Placement Exam January 12, 2017
Federal Police (Immigration) Registration
January 13, 2017
City Tour​ January 14, 2017
Intensive Language Program​ January 16 - February 9, 2017
​Field Trip
​January 28, 2017
Regular Term Orientation (required) ​February 21, 2017
Placement Test + Orientation II​ February 21, 2017
​Holiday Break (Carnvial) ​February 27 - March 1, 2017
Spring Semester  ​ March 7 - July 10 , 2017
​Regular Term Classes Begin
​March 7, 2017
Holiday Break​ (Easter) April 2 - 5, 2017
Field Trip
April 8, 2017
Holiday Break​ April 13 - 16, 2017
​Holiday ​May 1, 2017
​Holiday Break ​May 26 - 29, 2017
End of Term Celebration​ June 30, 2017
Spring Semester Classes End​ July 10, 2017
Spring Official End Date (Spring Students may leave)​ July 11, 2017
Year Official End Date (Year Students may leave) December 22, 2017
 ​

Brazilian Studies, Salvador
2015-16 
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP
Arrival and Start Date
June 30th, 2015
by 3:00 pm
Fall Official End Date (Students may depart)        December 13, 2015

Brazilian Studies, Salvador
2015-16 
Event
Date
Spring Official UCEAP
Arrival and Start Date
January 5, 2016
by 3:00 pm
​Orientation ​January 5-6, 2016
​Start of ILCP Classes
​January 7, 2016
​End of ILCP Classes ​February 3, 2016
​Start of Semester Classes ​February 4, 2016
​End of Semester Classes ​June 10, 2016
Spring Official End Date (Students may depart)        June 11, 2016
​​​
 
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2015-16
Event
Date
 
Fall Official UCEAP Start Date July 6, 2015
PUC Orientation and Placement Exam July 7, 2015
UCEAP Welcome Orientation​ July 7, 2015
​UCEAP Orientation (cont.) ​July 8, 2015
​Intensive Language Program (Fall Only) ​July 8-31, 2015
Immigration/Federal Police​ ​July 9, 2015
​City Tour ​July 11, 2015
​ILP Classes End ​July 31, 2015
Regular term Orientation (required)​ ​August 5, 2015
Orientation (cont.) ​August 6, 2015
Fall Semester August 10-December 17, 2015
​Holiday Break ​September 7, 2015
​Holiday Break ​October 12-15, 2015
​Holiday Break ​November 2, 2015
​Holiday Break ​November 15, 2015
​End of Term Celebration ​November 26, 2015
​Holiday Break ​December 8, 2015
Fall Semester Classes End ​December 17, 2015
Official End Date Fall and Year Students May Leave December 18, 2015
**Note: Holidays and excursions are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.​

 

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2015-16
Event
Date
 
Spring/Year Official UCEAP Start Date January 6, 2016
Mandatory UCEAP Orientation January 7-8, 2016
PUC Rio Orientation and Placement Exam ​January 7, 2016
Immigration/Federal Police​ ​January 8, 2016
​City Tour ​January 9, 2016
Intensive Language Program ​January 11-February 4, 2016
Holiday Break ​January 20, 2016
Field Trip ​January 23, 2016
Holiday Break (Carnival) ​February 8-10, 2016
Regular term Orientation (required)​ ​February 24, 2016
Orientation (cont.) ​February 25, 2016
Spring Semester March 1-July 4, 2016
​Holiday Break (Easter) ​April 2-5, 2016
Field Trip ​April 16, 2016
​Holiday Break ​April 21-23, 2016
​Holiday Break May 1, 2016
Holiday Break ​May 26-29, 2016
​End of Term Celebration ​June 30, 2016
Spring Semester Classes End ​July 4, 2016
Official End Date Spring Students May Leave July 5, 2016
​Semester II ​TBD
​Year Official End Date ​TBD
**Note: Holidays and excursions are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.​


 

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Portuguese Intensive Language Program
2015-16

Event
Date
 
Summer Official UCEAP Start Date July 6, 2015
PUC Orientation and Placement Exam July 7, 2015
UCEAP Welcome Orientation​ July 7, 2015
​UCEAP Orientation (cont.) ​July 8, 2015
​Intensive Language Program ​July 8-31, 2015
​City Tour ​July 11, 2015
​Field Trip July 25, 2015
Intensive Lanuage Program Classes End ​July 31, 2015
Official End Date Summer ILP Students May Leave August 1, 2015

Portuguese Intensive Language Program, Salvador
Summer 2015
 
Event
Date
Summer Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date    June 30, 2015
Summer Official End Date (Students may depart) August 2, 2015

Brazilian Studies, Salvador
2014-15 
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date July 15, 2014
Orientation July 15-16, 2014
Move into Homestay July 16, 2014
ILCP Classes Begin July 17, 2014
Fall Classes August 4, 2014-December 12, 2014
Fall Official End Date (Students may depart any time on Dec. 13) December 13, 2014
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date January 7, 2015​
Orientation​ January 7-8, 2015​
Move into Homestay​ January 8, 2015​
ILCP Classes Begin​ January 9, 2015​
​Spring Classes February 1, 2015-June 12, 2015​
​Spring Official End Date (Students may depart any time on Jun. 13) June 13, 2015​

 
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2014-15
Event
Date
 
Fall Official UCEAP Start Date July 2, 2014
PUC Orientation and Placement Exam July 3, 2014
UCEAP Rio Orientation​ TBD​
​Intensive Language Program (Fall Only) ​July 7-30, 2014
Immigration/Federal Police​ ​July 4, 2014
​City Tour ​July 12, 2014
​ILP Classes End ​July 30, 2014
Regular term Orientation (required)​ ​August 5, 2014
Placement test + Orientation II ​August 6, 2014
Fall Semester August 11-December 13, 2014
​Holiday Break ​September 7, 2014
​Holiday Break ​October 12-15, 2014
​Holiday Break ​November 2, 2014
​Holiday Break ​November 15, 2014
​End of Term Celebration ​December 4, 2014
​Holiday Break ​December 8, 2014
Fall Semester Classes End ​December 13, 2014
Official End Date Fall and Year Students May Leave December 14, 2014
**Note: Holidays are subject to change and will be announced by PUC-Rio.​

 
​Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2014-15  ​
Event Date
Spring/Year Official EAP Start Date January 7, 2015
PUC-Rio Orientation and Placement Exam January 8, 2015
Immigration Issues Meeting January 9, 2015
UCEAP Orientation​ January 9, 2015​
City Tour​ January 10, 2015​
Intensive Language Program​ January 12 - February 6, 2015​
Classes Begin​ January 12, 2015​
Holiday Break​ January 19-20, 2015​
Field Trip/Barbeque​ January 24, 2015​
ILP Classes End​ February 6, 2015
Carnival​ February 14-18, 2015​
Regular Term Orientation (required) ​February 25, 2015
Placement Test + Orientation II​ February 26, 2015​
Spring Semester  ​ March 3 - July 9, 2015
Holiday Break April 2 - 5, 2015​
Field Trip​ April 11, 2015
Holiday Break​ April 20 - 23, 2015​
Holiday Break​ May 1, 2015
Holiday Break​ June 4 - 7, 2015​
End of Term Celebration​ June 30, 2015
Spring Semester Classes End​ July 9, 2015​
Spring Students May Leave ​ July 10, 2015
Semester II  ​ August 10 - December 17, 2015
Year Students May Leave​ December 18, 2015
 ​

Portuguese Intensive Language Program, Salvador
Summer 2014
 
Event
Date
Summer Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date    July 15, 2014
Orientation July 15-16, 2014
Move into Homestay July 16, 2014
ILCP Classes July 17-August 15, 2014
Summer Official End Date (Students may depart) August 16, 2014