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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter, Autumn Semester, Early Fall, Spring Quarter, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Winter Quarter, Year (A/W/Sp)
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
SpringSemester(W/Sp) 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2019 05/11/2019
Winter Quarter 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2019 03/30/2019
NOTE: CIEE Open Campus Block I and Block II line up with UW's winter quarter. CIEE scholarships are available for Open Campus programs in Latin America.
Spring Quarter 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2019 05/11/2019

** 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.
Program Information:
Rio de Janeiro
CIEE Open Campus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
It is hard not to be caught by the pulsing energy of this dynamic metropolis! The life of Rio is out in the open, in the streets and on the beaches under the tropical sun.

Study in Rio on your own terms by customizing your experience through the Open Campus program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your academic track from six options, then choose your courses from a wide range of subject areas. No matter how you build your program, you will surround yourself with the culture and people of this vibrant, bustling city.

Study abroad in Rio de Janeiro and you will:
  • logoBe inspired by breathtaking landscapes. Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by mountains and sea resting between the Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic ocean.
  • Immerse yourself in Rio’s rich and diverse arts culture and understand Samba and Carnival beyond the clichés. In Rio, you can go listen to live music locally produced any day of the week!
  • Discover Rio's modernist architecture. Across the Guanabara Bay lies the city of Niterói where you'll see futurist architecture by Oscar Niemeyer, including the iconic Museu de Arte Contemporânea, shaped like a flying saucer, and the famous Popular Theater of Niterói.

Stay in Rio de Janeiro for the duration of this unique study abroad experience, or add on blocks in other CIEE Open Campus locations (Buenos Aires, Santiago-Chile, London, Rome, Paris, Madrid, and Cape Town) to experience more intercultural learning in Latin America, Europe and South Africa with CIEE’s Global Scholar program.

This program offers students a series of courses designed to help students explore the dynamics of this Latin American nation and its culture.  Students may select one of six academic tracks: Language, Literature & Culture, Business, Communications, Journalism & New Media, Global & Community Health, International Relations & Political Science, or Sustainability and Environmental Sciences

Courses are mostly taught in English, by CIEE faculty; Portuguese language classes are available at multiple different levels.


Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.