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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • 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. Originally settled by the Portuguese, Rio eventually became the capital of the whole Portuguese Empires in 1808 and gained independence from Portugal in 1822. Now, it's home to many national parks, museums, and resorts.

Things to Do and See:
Christ the Redeemer statue; Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches; cable cars to Sugarloaf Mountain;, Parque Nacional, the world's largest urban nature reserve; Botanical Garden; world-famous Maracana football (soccer) stadium.

Program Information:
The Rio de Janeiro program will include a W&M faculty-taught course:

 TBD (3 credits)

2nd Course TBD

Students are also required to take  (MDLL 110) Portuguese Language course (1 credit). 

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 host faculty. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Program website

W&M faculty:
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Arrival date:  TBD Summer 2022
Departure date:  TBD Summer 2022

Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($600): March 12
Final payment: April 1

*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:
2020 program fee:  $6750
2022 program fee: TBD

Students are responsible for airfare, and some meals.

To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program. 

  • Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 
  •  Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course. 
  • For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.

Click to view the Rio de Janeiro Handbook 2019
Click to view the Summer Abroad Handbook 2020.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.