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Rio de Janeiro

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Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a...

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Located in Botafogo, close to the metro station and within walking distance from the beach. The school is proud of having built an environment of material creation and experience sharing...

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Key Facts about Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Brazilians say: God created the world in 6 days, on the 7th He created Rio. Rio is surrounded by mountains and is located right by the sea - with many famous and nice beaches such as the Copacabana and Ipanema. You have a great view from the 370 m high Pão de Açúcar. And last but not least, Rio de Janeiro is known for the carnival, when the whole city is partying.

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of The Economist: Global Liveability index in position 89 (2019).

Population: 6,024,000

Time zone: +7h. (GMT -3)

Region: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Currency: BRL (1 BRL = 0.1829 USD)

Rio de Janeiro quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (29 reviews by our former students)

universities: 10 (rankings of universities in Rio de Janeiro)

High season: January

Low season: April

Average course price per week (High season): 315 C$

Average course price per week (Low season): 291 C$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:58* (42% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:49* (51% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:52* (48% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Brazil average):25.15 BRL (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type N
  • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in Rio de Janeiro

Weather in Rio de Janeiro

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Events in Rio de JaneiroBest time to take a language course in Rio de Janeiro


February 2021Carnival in Rio is, without a doubt, the largest and most famous carnival in the world. The main event is a giant parade with colourful floats, live music, and hundreds of samba schools, showcasing men and women in typical costumes. Everyone is invited to dance and join in the party.


21 April 2021National holiday commemorating the 18th-century activist, Tiradentes, whose aim was independence from Portugal. The Tiradentes Festival is the perfect occasion to mingle with Brazilians dancing samba in the streets.

Festas Juninas
Festas Juninas

June 2021A tradition from the old country, this festival which coincides with mid-summer in Europe (mid-winter in Brazil), take up most of the month of June but the main events revolve around the days of 3 saints: Saint Anthony, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Peter. Events often celebrate rural life and marital union and include dances, large bonfires and lots of food.

Anima Mundi
Anima Mundi

July 2021This huge festival of animated films takes place every year in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Anima Mundi is an event for the whole family with hundreds of projections and workshops during the 10-day festival.


September 2021A four-day art fair where well-known art galleries present the works of Brazilian artists, both already established and young up-and-comers. ArtRio is the most important event in the Brazilian art scene.

New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve

31 December 2021The largest celebrations and New Year's Eve festivities in Brazil happen in Rio de Janeiro, where, millions of people gather at Copacabana beach to watch the breathtaking fireworks show.

What to do in Rio de Janeiro

Cristo Redentor
Cristo Redentor
Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain
Maracana Stadium
Maracana Stadium
Copacabana & Ipanema Beach
Copacabana & Ipanema Beach
Bonde (street car)
Bonde (street car)
Dona Marta Viewpoint
Dona Marta Viewpoint
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