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Brown in Brazil, Pontificia Universidade Catolica
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Type:||Study Abroad (semester)|
|Language of Instruction:||Portuguese||Language Prerequisite:||Yes|
|Program Features:||Academic Study||Degree Level:||3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior|
|Time Away:||Academic Year, Fall Semester||Housing options:||Homestay|
|Program Group:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Adviser:||Erica Sebastian|
Brown in Brazil, Pontificía Universidade Católica (PUC-Rio)
As the second largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro provides students with the opportunity to study in a lively and culturally diverse setting. Rio is considered one of the world’s most striking cities, situated between beaches on one side and a jutting mountain range on the other. In Rio, Brazil’s emotional and economic center, life is as varied as both landscape and culture, and equally vibrant and intense.
Brown's Brazil program begins with a month-long intensive orientation, which includes instruction in Portuguese language and Brazilian culture. Weekend field trips help orient students to the country. The program includes a week-long module on Afro-Brazilian Culture. Held in Salvador (Bahia) in early August, this module consists of lectures, workshops, and visits focusing on art, history, religion, music, dance, race relations, and politics.
Students in the Brown-in-Brazil program enroll in courses at Pontificia Universidade Católica (PUC-Rio). The first private institution of higher learning in Brazil, PUC-Rio enjoys a reputation as one of the top five universities in the country. Students benefit from its rigorous curriculum and direct engagement with Brazilian students.
Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
- Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
- Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.
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