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Brazil, a melting pot of different cultures and languages, provides exchange students the opportunity to study at two of Brazil’s premier institutions: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), or Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas). All three programs offer a variety of different courses and an unforgettable experience. While most classes are offered in Portuguese, PUC-Rio provides the opportunity to take a few courses in English while you learn Portuguese.

Application Deadline
Fall Semester:  March 1
Spring Semester: September 30

Academic Calendar
Fall: (August - Nov/Dec)
Spring: (February - June)

Application Deadline
Fall Semester:  March 1
Spring Semester:  September 30

Academic Calendar
Fall: (July/Aug - December)
Spring: (Feb/March - July)

Application Process:

  1. Meet the minimum admission requirements:
    • Each exchange program requires proficiency in Portuguese with at least four semesters taken in a college setting.  
    • You must complete at least one year of full-time undergraduate study and must have a minimum 3.00 cumulate index to apply.
    • No serious judicial violations.
    • Students who will not have reached the age of 18 by the time of the beginning of their study abroad semester must secure and provide parental permission.
    • Once accepted into an exchange program, you will need to secure your place in the program. All accepted students are required to submit a $500 non-refundable exchange program fee and submit the confirmation form to the Global Studies Office.
  2. Visit the university website for details on the course offerings, accomodation options, location, etc. Feel free to make an appointment with the exchange coordinator at the Office of Global Studies if you have any questions or need clarification.
  3. Discuss course offerings with your academic dean to ensure that they will fit into your academic plan and will be accepted as major/minor/elective credits.
  4. Apply Now!