Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: Exchange applicants only
|About the Program||Accommodations|
|Eligibility||Dates and Costs|
Students begin the exchange program with a 3-week pre-semester Portuguese language and culture program. This pre-semester course meets for a total of 90 hours (8:30 am - 1 pm each day) and is offered at a variety of levels from beginning through advanced.
Courses at PUC-Rio are generally no larger than 30 students per class and require regular attendance. Most courses are semester only. PUC-Rio classes are on a semester credit system. One academic credit is equivalent to 50 minutes of lecture class in a 15-week semester.
The conversion for PUC-Rio is divide PUC credits by 3.5 and round up to the nearest tenth. So a 4 credit hour class would be 1.2 units.
Academic programs of note are: communications, international relations, computer science, sciences, design and law.
Except for biomedical sciences, Richmond students may take any course at PUC-Rio as long as they meet the prerequisites. NOTE: Richmond students with strong Spanish skills may be eligible to take courses in Portuguese after successful completion of the pre-semester Portuguese course.
For a list of English taught class, click here http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/study_english_puc.html For information about all PUC courses, click here http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/centers_courses.html
|Important Notes for LAIS majors:
At least one 400-level LAIS course must be taken upon return to UR from a semester or year abroad. A maximum of 4 courses can be transferred for the LAIS major from a semester/year abroad program.
The PUC-Rio grading scale is from 01-10. The conversion scale between PUC and U.S. universities is:
A+ = 10
A = 9.5
A- = 9.0
B+ = 8.5
B = 8.0
B- = 7.5
C+ = 7.0
C = 6 .5
Any grade below 6.5 does not transfer back to Richmond.Accommodations
PUC-Rio's international office places students in local home stays. Students will have their own room and most families host two students each semester. Richmond students will have the option to have breakfast only or to have breakfast and dinner with the families. Most host families live within 15 minutes of campus by bus or taxi. The number of host families is limited so students must apply early.
Click PUC_Rio_f14.doc to see dates and cost information.
Passports are required with the visa application. Students are advised to apply early for the Brazilian student visa. As visa regulations change frequently, it is recommended that students call the consulate for the latest information on fees, procedures and required documentation. In some cases, students may be required to submit the visa application in person at the consulate with jurisdiction over student's permanent residence.
For more information, please see the Brazilian consulate web page.For more information
Contact Michele Cox, Office of International Education. Direct telephone: 804- 289-8838