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UF in Rio - Language and Culture
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B 2016 03/18/2016 03/18/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Language Requirement:
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction:
English, Portuguese
Program Advisor: Sarah Evans
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type:
UF Sponsored
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Program Description:

UF in Rio de Janeiro

Portuguese Language & Brazilian Culture
Summer B: TBA

About the Program

Spend 6 weeks in Brazil at the Instituto Brasil Estados Unidos (IBEU), located in the heart of the Copacabana section of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A highly regarded bi-national center for language instruction, IBEU provides pleasant classrooms, an Internet-equipped language laboratory, a library, and highly trained language instructors. This program is sponsored by the UF Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with its counterpart at Georgetown University.

About the Location

A sophisticated city of over 10 million people, Rio is one of the world’s most beautiful urban settings. The city boasts world-famous beaches, a vibrant cultural scene, and top-rate universities.


Organized cultural excursions include a historic coffee plantation, Rio’s historic center and forts, Corcovado, regional fairs, and others. Air passes are available to other cities such as São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Salvador, and Recife through US travel agents.


You will live with host families or individuals selected by IBEU, in Copacabana (or neighboring districts ). Living with locals promotes immersion in the language and culture of Brazil. Hosts provide breakfast and dinner, and other amenities depending on nature of each household.

Enhance and Advance Four-Skill Abilities in Brazilian Portuguese (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Oral Comprehension).

Understand Cultural and Artistic Domains in Brazil.

Enjoy Short-Term Residence Abroad as a Learning Experience.

Course Information

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Center for Latin American Studies

Portuguese Language (Intermediate or Advanced) 3 transfer credits - taught by IBEU faculty
POR3502: Brazilian Culture and Civilization 3 UF GPA credits - taught by UF and Georgtown University faculty, plus guest lectures from local universities

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6


  • open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA
  • at least one year of Portuguese language completed
  • students in good standing

Financial Aid

Any financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program.

UFIC recommends that you speak with your financial aid advisor about your financial aid eligibility for study abroad. More information can be found at Student Financial Affairs.

Diamond Study Abroad Scholarship:

2016 Pricing

2015 Program Fee: TBA

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. Students who have applied for the Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) grant to participate in the program are eligible to defer the deposit until the remaining fees are due by providing proof of application to the grant to the Study Abroad Advisor.  The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 credits, housing, morning and evening meals, several local excursions, language and cultural instruction (including textbook), on-site orientation, on-time arrival transport from airport, international health insurance, and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, afternoon meals, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Sarah Evans

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Elizabeth Ginway