Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
(PUC - Rio)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The University and Location
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) is a Jesuit university located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With approximately 10,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students, PUC-Rio is internationally recognized as one of the top five universities in Brazil and one of the best in Rio de Janeiro. It is world-renowned as the most important doctoral research center in Brazil. PUC-Rio was the first private, Catholic higher-education institution in Brazil, but students are from a myriad of different religious, racial, and economic backgrounds.
This program is for students with advanced Spanish language skills or at least one year of Portuguese who are interested in learning about Brazil. All students must take Portuguese language courses along with a combination of courses offered in English, or Portuguese, if students have adequate language skills.
|PUC-Rio Grade||Loyola Grade|
Fall Semester (Semester 2): August through mid- December
Spring Semester (Semester): mid-February through early July
Before each semester. All students are required to participate in orientation. If notified in advance, the International Programs Central Coordination Office can pick up students from the airport (on specific dates). After their arrival, the International Students Coordinator will be in charge of helping the exchange students accommodate to their new surroundings.
PUC - Rio English Home Page
Information for International students
ISEP Country Handbook Brazil
US Department of State Travel Information for Brazil
Rio Tourist and Event Information (Time Out)
Last updated 06/30/2017
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2018||09/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed