• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA; 3.0 GPA in all Portuguese language coursework if taken.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing
• 1 semester of Portuguese language is highly recommended.
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW Madison degree-seeking students only.


Anthropology, history, international studies, literature, Portuguese

Classroom Language

English, Portuguese


Local Hosts

Program Duration

Fall semester: July - December
Spring semester: February - June
Academic year: July - June
Calendar year: February - December

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Calendar Year 2015  9/12/2014
Spring 2014-15  9/12/2014
Fall 2015-16  3/6/2015
Year 2015-16  3/6/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Pontificia Universidade Catolica-Rio Exchange

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison exchange program in Rio de Janeiro allows students the opportunity to enroll at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC-Rio). This exchange program provides students the opportunity to improve their Portuguese language skills while learning about Brazilian culture alongside other international students.

Rio de Janeiro is an exciting city perfectly situated between a lush tropical forest and the Atlantic Ocean. Rio provides its residents and visitors alike a majestic realm of colors, sounds and smells. With an intense cultural life, Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place for those who want to immerse themselves into the South American reality: plays, shows, concerts, exhibitions, street performances, scientific conferences, cultural debates - everything happens in Rio.