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ACM Brazil: Culture, Community, & Language at PUC-Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
Fact Sheet:
Lang. of Instruction: English Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Housing: Homestay Program Type: Off-Campus Study
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Business, Communications, Culture, Design, Economics, History, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Portuguese
Program Description:
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Experience the excitement and vitality of Brazil — Latin America’s largest and most populous country.

Boasting the world’s eighth largest economy, a multicultural population, and rich natural resources, Brazil is at the heart of economic, political, and social affairs in South America. The country takes great pride in its captivating music scene, renowned soccer teams, stunning natural environment, and annual Carnival celebrations.

Brazil PUC-Rio photoOn the ACM Brazil: Culture, Community, & Language at PUC-Rio program, you can explore the complexity of contemporary Brazilian society in the historic and vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.

You’ll live in a homestay with a Brazilian family, study Portuguese language, and take classes focused on Brazil at Pontifícia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Through an independent study project guided by the program's Faculty Director, who is a professor from an ACM college, you’ll go in-depth on a topic of interest to you in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

With PUC-Rio’s commitment to social action in local communities, you’ll have opportunities to participate in voluntary service projects led by university faculty aimed at improving living conditions and educational options in low-income areas of the city. The university also arranges field trips to cultural sites and events.

  • Portuguese as a Second Language: Required course offered at beginning to advanced levels.
  • Elective Courses: Choose two or three courses focusing on Brazilian topics in anthropology/sociology, art and design, history, business and marketing, and international relations. Students with advanced language skill may enroll in courses taught in Portuguese.
  • Independent Study Project: Choose a topic and conduct research in the community, including interviews and observation, under the direction of a faculty member.
Except for the required Portuguese language course, all classes are conducted in English.

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