Dates of upcoming program
There are currently no scheduled dates but please contact us if you are interested in this program.
We invite you to participate in this exceptional adventure to a no less exceptional city: Rio de Janeiro, the “Cidade Maravilhosa.” While blessed with an extraordinary variety of natural wonders, Rio is much more than a tourist heaven. A major gateway to the country, Rio is a bustling metropolis, a financial and business center, as well as the country’s cultural capital, with an abundance of museums, art exhibitions, and irresistible musical rhythms. We propose to guide you through this fascinating and hospitable city while learning or perfecting language skills, experiencing the culture, making business contacts, and enjoying the colorful and magnetic character of its inhabitants, the Cariocas. This language/cultural immersion program is designed to provide participants with a perfect venue to acquire or deepen skills in Brazilian Portuguese as well as cross-cultural tools to better understand Brazilians. The key to its success is to utilize the Portuguese language at all times while experiencing Brazilian culture in its various aspects.
This high-intensity program will combine and balance time spent in the classroom – classroom often being the nearby attractions, stores, and street markets – and traveling time. Both types of activities are geared towards the acquisition of new language skills and the enhancement of cultural awareness. While visiting the city’s marvels, students will learn about the city as well as prepare for the next day’s class assignments. Evenings will be spent in varied ways from attending lectures, studying, or participating in Rio’s pulsating night-life.
Conveniently located in the heart of Rio, yet situated in a quiet tree-lined street seconds away from Rio’s famous beach Copacabana, our hotel presents all the amenities that will be required for our program: an air-conditioned conference center fully equipped with TV/VCR, slide and overhead projectors. Our breakfasts will be at the hotel (large buffet of fresh and diverse foods) while lunches and dinners will be served in nearby popular and well-known restaurants, thus giving us the opportunity to experience various aspects of Rio’s extremely diverse cuisine.
Thanks to our central location, we will be able to walk to many of our destinations. To better experience the Carioca life-style, we will also make use of Rio’s highly-developed public transportation network. However, for longer excursions, our private chauffeured bus will carry us to explore the incredible mountain and beach scenery offered by Pedra da Gávea, Joatinga or Grumari.