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Brasão da PUC-Rio

Coordenação Central de Cooperação Internacional

Incoming Students

Brazilian Seminars

The International Cooperation Central Coordination Office/PUC-Rio is proud to announce the
third edition of the Brazilian Seminars.

with 20h of survival Portuguese.

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In order to pursue a specific academic demand, class-hours requisites, for instance, it is possible to combine the Brazilian Seminars with a customized/faculty led program.

General Information

The Brazilian Seminars developed by PUC-Rio is an international summer school which provides students, young scholars and international administrators with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about Brazil.

It’s an interdisciplinary program meant to give a broad perspective of Brazilian issues which are currently in the global scenario.

A 48h program of lectures and off-class activities that offers a panorama on Brazil’s different aspects, ranging from politics to environmental issues, from culture to public health.

Course Content

40h of lectures on the following themes:

Lectures and activities will be conducted in English (proficiency in the language must be Intermediate or higher)

Pratical Information

Program fee:


Availability for housing/Brazilian Homestay is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.


Students or professionals interested in learning more about Brazil.

The course offers a critical overview of contemporary Brazil in its history, cultural, institutional, economic & political aspects.

ECTS/University Credits

After the successful participation of the program, participants have the possibility to earn 3 university credits and a certificate of attendance.

Proceed to online registration

Do you want to know what Brazil is really about?

Why is there so much buzz about almost everything that happens in this diverse and complex country?

Broaden your knowledge while having fun socializing with people from around the world, enjoying a vibrant urban lifestyle, and discovering the natural beauty of Rio.



For further practical information, procedures for enrollment, and special conditions for participants from partner institutions, please, do not hesitate to contact us at curtaccci@puc-rio.br.

Contact / Social Media


Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225,
Edifício Padre Leonel Franca - 8º andar, Gávea
CEP 22451-900
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BRASIL

Office hours

Monday to Friday:
9h to 12h and 14h to 17h

Contact us

Contact form

Phone: (55-21) 3527-1577 / 1578
Fax: (55-21) 3527-1094
E-mail: incoming2@puc-rio.br