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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
01/15/2020 07/07/2020
Year 2020-2021 03/02/2020
Fall 2020 03/02/2020
07/08/2020 12/11/2020

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro

Academic Focus:
Portuguese Language and Literature, Latin America and Caribbean Studies, Brazilian Studies, Economics, History, Geography, Sociology, and International Relations. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.

Approximate Dates:
Fall: early August to late December
Spring: late February  to early July
Brazil PUC Rio Calendar

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum 3.0 GPA. Good academic standing. For students enrolling in the regular PUC-Rio program (all courses are taught in Portuguese), students must have two semesters of college-level Portuguese or four semesters of college-level Spanish.

Students enroll in a pre-term intensive Portuguese course. The pre-term course provides critical training in Portuguese prior to the start of the regular semester. Information about this course is online here.

During the regular academic term, there are two options for students.

1. Students with prior Portuguese training enroll in regular academic courses taught at PUC-Rio; courses are taught in Portuguese. The list of course options taught in Portuguese is online here.

2. International students have the opportunity to take courses in English at PUC-Rio. The courses taught in English have a content based on Brazilian and Latin American aspects, such as: culture, literature, business, design, civilization and history, among others. Along with the courses in English, international students must attend Portuguese as a Second Language. More information is online here.

Credit and Grade Translation - PUC Rio Brazil

Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this blanket approved list: Blanket Approval List.

Living Arrangements:
PUC Rio arranges mandatory host family stays. Students have their own room and access to telephone, laundry, and kitchen. For more details, please see the Housing Description.

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets. Fall Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, Fund for Education Abroad and NSEP Boren. Please see click here for more information.

Kate Dawson, Study Abroad Assistant Director,

This program is currently not accepting applications.