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 Study Abroad in Brazil

Brazil, South America's largest and most populous country, is known​ for its effervescent music and dance, famous white sand beaches and rainforests. Today, it is also an emerging economic powerhouse worthy of in-depth study. Selected as the next location for the 2016 Olympics, the nation is undergoing exciting transformations as it prepares to welcome visitors from all corners of the earth.

You can study in complex and beautiful Rio de Janeiro or Salvador da Bahia, the center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Host universities in both locations feature small class sizes and close interaction with Brazilian professors.

Programs Overview​​​​​

Brazilian Studies, Salvador
Full range of coursework at the Catholic University in magical Bahia. CIEE organizes a language program to begin, a "core" course for participants, and activities throughout the semester.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: Portuguese
Terms: Fall, SpringLanguage Prerequisites: See Eligibility Tab
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Excellent single-campus university in a tropical setting. Full access to courses in all majors with Portuguese instruction. Limited offering of English-language instruction. Language study at all levels begins the program and is required throughtout. EAP office on campus organizes activities and excursions.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: Portuguese, English
Terms: Fall, Spring, YearLanguage Prerequisites: See Eligibility Tab
Portuguese Intensive Language, Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Rio de Janeiro
Intensive four-week Portuguese language program for all skill levels of students who want to fast-track their Portuguese language proficiency amidst the tropical setting of Rio de Janeiro.
Class Levels: Jr, Sr, GrLanguage of Instruction: Portuguese
Terms: SummerLanguage Prerequisites: None