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


Anthropology, history, international studies, literature, Portuguese

Classroom Language

English, Portuguese


Local Hosts

Program Duration

Academic Year: Early July - Early July
Fall: Early July - Late December
Spring: Early January - Mid-July
Calendar Year: Mid-February - Late December

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Calendar Year 2017  9/9/2016
Spring 2016-17  9/9/2016
Fall 2017-18  3/2/2017
Year 2017-18  3/2/2017
Calendar Year 2018  9/8/2017
Spring 2017-18  9/8/2017
Fall 2018-19  3/2/2018
Year 2018-19  3/2/2018

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.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Brazilian perspectives on academic disciplines.