Program Details

Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Portuguese language courses are taught in Portuguese and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope
Location:
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
Language:
Portuguese

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our Rio school is conveniently located in the business center of Rio with easy access to any place in the city via public transportation. The central location allows students to leave for a walk after class to the historical center of the city, or to any of the nearby theaters, museums, and cultural centers. The school is just a short bus-ride away from the gorgeous shores of Ipanema and Copacabana, as well as many other points of interest. There are so many things to see in Rio! The Rio natives "Cariocas" take pride in their beautiful city and consider it the best of Brazil. After a Portuguese course here, we're sure you'll agree. The school has excellent new facilities with six computers with Internet access for students to use in one section of the lobby/common area and there is also a kitchen and three administrative offices. Well-equipped classrooms with DVD players and TVs. The school has a wide variety of international students and offers an organized cultural program.

Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Portuguese language courses are taught in Portuguese and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope with any situation they are likely to encounter.

Standard: 4 group lessons daily (20 lessons per week) or Combined: 4 group lessons plus 2 private lessons daily (30 lessons per week) or Private: 4 private lessons daily (20 lessons per week) * Teaching materials and instructional documents. * Maximum class size: 7 students * Host Family accommodation in private room. * Cultural and social activities: at least twice per week. * Academic credit available, see main page for additional details. * Language proficiency certificate at end of program upon request.
Setting Description:
Rio, once the capital of Brazil, is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. A visit to the city of Rio de Janeiro entails a day on the beach - virtually as a statutory requirement. Life for the Cariocas (citizens of Rio) revolves around the vast expanse of sandy coastline with which the city has been blessed. Situated on the southeast coast of Brazil, the cidade marvilhosa "marvelous city" is squeezed between the ocean and the mountains. Within this realm live around ten million people in varying degrees of wealth or poverty. The beautiful areas frequented by the wealthy stand in stark contrast and unnerving proximity to the slum areas, or Favelas, which litter the hillsides. Rio's citizens are characterized with a passion and enthusiasm for life and they know how to party as best demonstrated at the annual Carnival. The beach is not merely a place to absorb the sun's rays. It is an important venue for sports, socializing and even business dealings. It is a people-watcher's para
Cost:
1 Week Standard Course: $412.50 USD 2 Week Standard Course: $825.00 USD 1 Week Intensive Course: $495.00 USD 2 Week Intensive Course: $990.00 USD

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No

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