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Rio de Janeiro, with more than six million people, is the second largest city in Brazil and is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere.  Home to Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and the world famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon, the city boasts other famous landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains, and has played recent host to the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics.  

Program Information:
The Rio de Janeiro program will include a W&M faculty-taught course entitled Rio de Janeiro:  History and Culture of a Global City, designed to include lectures, discussions, and local field trips, including to local museums, universities, and places of historical and cultural significance. The second course will be a Portuguese language course taught by faculty from CIEE's Study Center in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio program will include local field trips to locations that relate directly to these fields of study, such as Petropolis, Florest da Tijuca, among others, and include an overnight excursion to Paraty, an 18th century port city that was the main place of export for Brazilian gold and diamonds.  The city boasts well-preserved colonial architecture, complex and varied eco-systems, and a vibrant literary and traditional Brazilian music scene.

Students are housed in a boutique hostel located in the Laranjeiras neighborhood of Rio, within a 15-20 minute walk of CIEE Study's Center and is easily reached by public transport (metro stop) and is close to many places to shop and dine, and has several grocery stores nearby. Breakfast is included in the cost of the program, along with meals on overnight excursions. 

Course Information:
All Summer 2018 students will be enrolled in: 
LAS XXX - Rio de Janeiro:  History and Culture of a Global City (3 credits)
Students are required to take a Portuguese Language course (3 credits).  The language courses will be offered at the beginning level and a Portuguese for intermediate Spanish speakers will also be offered, provided there are students with Spanish language proficiency.  

There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance:  INTR 299 Study Abroad in Rio de Janeiro.  

This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Rio de Janeiro and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.

Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty through CIEE. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

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W&M faculty:
Fabricio Prado
Assistant Professor, History

Dates:
Arrival date:  May 26, 2018
Departure date:  June 23. 2018

Deadlines:
Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($600): March 2
Final payment: April 2

*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Program Fees:
2018 program fee:  $6200
Students are responsible for airfare, visa (required for US citizens, approx. $170), and most meals.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program. 

Eligibility:
All College students in good academic standing.

Handbooks:
Click to view the Summer Abroad Handbook 2018.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 02/12/2018 TBA TBA