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Princeton in Brazil

General Information

Entirely coordinated and designed by Princeton faculty, and based in one of the world’s most captivating cities, Princeton in Brazil is made possible thanks to a partnership with IBEU (Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos). IBEU has many years of experience hosting American university students for summer programs and offers welcoming and well-equipped facilities in the charming neighborhood of Ipanema. 

Princeton in Brazil is designed for those students who wish to accelerate their learning of the Portuguese language and enhance their Princeton education by further deepening their understanding of our world. In four weeks of intensive study, with home-stays in families living close to the Institute, a carefully selected combination of classes, lectures and excursions aims to provide both a rigorous academic environment and a transformative and unforgettable cultural experience. Program dates are May 29 through June 24, 2016.

Program specifics

  • Classes are exclusively for Princeton students.
  • Class content provided or supervised by Princeton faculty.
  • Based in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Maximum of 24 students, divided into two levels.
  • Courses: POR 207S: Studies in Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture (prerequisite: POR 109 or POR 110). POR 307S: Brazilian History and Culture (prerequisite: POR 207 or POR 208).
  • Directed by Pedro Meira Monteiro and Nicola Cooney.
  • The resident faculty member for the summer 2016 program will be Pedro Meira Monteiro.
  • Weekly excursions and one weekend excursion.
  • Cost: TBD. Please see FAQs for more details about out-of-pocket expenses. 

Application process

Beginning this year, students will apply through the Global Programs System (GPS).  Applications will be due by February 19, 2016.  More details coming soon.

Due to the Summer 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and possible visa delays we are requiring that students who are accepted must have a valid passport in order to hold your spot in the program. 

Financial Assistance

  • Students on financial aid are eligible to receive a scholarship from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Students on financial aid are also encouraged to apply for a grant from Princeton’s Office of International Programs.
  • For summer courses, the Office of Financial Aid offers aid recipients student loans to help meet costs. See the Summer School Funding Information.
  • Special consideration will be given to students planning to concentrate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Princeton in Brazil is co-sponsored by Santander Bank.  Their generous support helps to minimize the cost to students.

For more information, contact Prof. Pedro Meira Monteiro or Prof. Nicola Cooney (on leave until February 2016).

Photo by Logan Coleman
Photo by Logan Coleman