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ACM strives to make off-campus study a great value for students by offering affordable programs that are academically excellent and focused on experiential learning.

This program is no longer offered

Cost Information for Brazil: Culture, Community, & Language at PUC-Rio

  • The educational cost ACM charges for the Brazil PUC-Rio program includes:

    • The academic curriculum
    • Program field trips in the Rio de Janeiro area
    • Opportunities to volunteer with community organizations through PUC-Rio
    • A variety of other activities and guest speakers
  • If you are a student at an ACM college, the program educational cost that ACM charges students and their college is automatically discounted by 10%.
  • If you are a student at a college that is affiliated with the program, ACM discounts the program educational cost by 5%.

Applying for an ACM program is free. Educational costs for your semester in Brazil will vary based on your individual financial aid package and your school’s procedures, as schools may charge based on either the cost of the ACM program or the college’s tuition price. Additionally, some schools may assess special fees for off-campus study.

Fall 2018 semester

Full price 5% Discount for Affiliated Colleges 10% Discount for ACM Colleges
Educational Costs* $17,700 $16,800 $15,950
Program Fee** $2,800  $2,800 $2,800
Campus tuition charges and/or fees*** Varies Varies Varies

See the Brazil PUC-Rio program personal expenses webpage for a sample budget and estimated costs of commonly purchased items in Brazil.


* Discounts apply to educational costs only. Program-sponsored field trips and excursions are included in the educational costs.
** The program fee covers housing, partial meals, laundry, and CISI medical insurance. The $50 non-refundable deposit will be applied toward the program fee.
*** Many colleges assess additional fees or charge students full home college tuition instead of the ACM educational costs. This typically relates to expenses for academic support services and the awarding of academic credit and/or financial aid. Please consult your Financial Aid office or Off-Campus Study office for more details about your college's policies, and to find out what you will be charged for the program.

Additional Information

This webpage was updated on July 25, 2018.