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Study in Rio de Janeiro
Study in Rio de Janeiro
Study in Rio de Janeiro
Study in Rio de Janeiro

Young people from all Latin America and many other countries in the world come to study in Rio de Janeiro at the best universities of the country. Rio is the chosen city for thousands of students because it presents a unique mix of a relaxed and fun lifestyle with an excellent academic level of academic institutions. The main spoken and taught language at all education centers is the Portuguese, while English and Spanish are taught in high schools and other institutions.

All elementary schools in Rio de Janeiro are managed under municipal administration while the extensive networks of high schools are mainly handled by the state administration. Rio also has a wide offer of private schools which provide excellent education at all levels.

There are almost one hundred certified upper-learning institutions in Rio. The most outstanding universities are Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio); Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV); Military Institute of Engineering (IME); University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO); Universidade Estácio de Sá (UNESA).

Usually tourists from foreign countries intend to learn portuguese while they are staying in Rio. There are  different options to study Brazil’s primary language and it all depends on the disposition to learn as well as time and money available. The best option for a complete Portuguese course for foreigners is the PUC (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro) because it offers specific courses on five levels. 

Rio also has a lot of Language Schools which provide short portuguese courses which are specialized in conservation skills. These courses are mostly recommended for tourists who are planning a short trip to Rio. Taking private lessons is also an excellent choice for learning Portuguese in a relaxed environment. The private lessons give students the chance to choose where to emphasize, and in some cases the chance to select a place for the lesson which can be a house, a restaurant, a park or even a bar.

Last but not least, taking samba or capoeira lessons is an excellent choice to get involved with Brazilian culture into a funny way.  There are many samba and capoeira schools all over the city and there is no need to be shy because they are full of foreign amateurs. 

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