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Princeton in Brazil


Due to complications and increased costs caused by World Cup 2014, Princeton in Brazil will resume in 2015.

There are still many great programs for students interested in summer study in Brazil or Portugal in 2014!

Please contact
Nicola Cooney, Director of the Portuguese Language Program, to discuss your options.

A limited number of scholarships for summer study abroad are available on a competitive basis for qualified students.

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 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 109S: Intermediate Portuguese (prerequisite: POR 108 or POR 102) and POR 207S: Studies in Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture (prerequisite: POR 109).
  • Directed by Pedro Meira Monteiro and Nicola Cooney.
  • Weekly excursions.
  • Cost (Summer 2013): $3,900 ($2,400 will cover tuition and excursions, and $1,500 will cover home-stay with breakfast and dinner). Airfare, books, lunch, pocket money, and passport and visa fees are not included. Please note: the program is a package that includes housing.  Students may not opt out of the home-stay.

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.
  • Though regular financial aid is not available in the summer, aid recipients may apply for a loan from the Financial Aid Office (see Summer School Information Sheet) to help cover any remaining costs.
  • Special consideration will be given to students planning to concentrate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

For more information, contact Prof. Pedro Meira Monteiro or Prof. Nicola Cooney.

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