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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

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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:  Race, Music and Religious Expression, 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 Salvador in Bahia.

Students are housed 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 2019 students will be enrolled in: 
CODE TBD - Race, Music and Religious Expression in Brazil (3 credits)
Students are required to take a Portuguese Language course (3 credits).  The language courses will be offered at the beginning level (MLL 110) and a Portuguese for Spanish speakers ( MDLL 110) 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.

Program website

W&M faculty:
Michael Iyanaga
Assistant Professor, Music and Latin American Studies

Arrival date:  May 25, 2019
Departure date:  June 22. 2019

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. 

All College students in good academic standing.

Click to view the Summer Abroad Handbook 2018.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.