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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English GPA: 3.0
Housing Option: Apartment Academic Standing: Senior
College: Education & Human Development Areas of Study: Education
Program Type: Student Teaching Experience Abroad Programs by Department: Education
Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply Program Director: Ben Martin
Program Description:


Would you like the opportunity to do your student teaching experience in a very different setting?  If you’d like to work with culturally diverse student groups, you may be interested in student teaching in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  If you’re independent, inquisitive, creative and adventurous, this opportunity may be for you!  Seniors majoring in Adolescent to Young Adult, Middle Childhood, or Inclusive Early Childhood* have the opportunity to complete student teaching requirement at Our Lady of Mercy School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the fall or spring semester each year. The program will run from February through April. 
*IEC eligibility is directly dependent on placement and cooperating mentor teacher information from the junior year preschool placement. 

Who can apply?
EDHD seniors from the following programs: AYA, MCE, some IEC

In addition to the BG Education Abroad application students must apply through the Office of Field Experiences by March 3rd 2017 (for Spring 2018 program participation). 

The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro has been one of Brazil’s most popular and frequented tourist destinations for decades. Its vibrant city center is bursting with culture and pulsating with a deep sense of history and heritage. Rio, as it is commonly known, is the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest metropolis in the whole of South America.

To learn more about life in Rio click this LINK.

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

All students participating in this placement opportunity will be registered as full-time students at BGSU for the term of their student teaching. 

student teaching brazilACCOMMODATIONS
Students selected for the Brazil student teaching placement will stay in on-site apartments arranged by the Our Lady of Mercy School at no additional cost to the student. Students will eat most of their meals at the school but are also provided with a weekend stipend for food. 

Students in the past have visited beaches, mountains, hiking trails, landmarks, and festivals.

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.

Students participating in this program will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. The program provides round trip air-fare to and from Brazil as well as housing costs and a weekend stipend for food. Students should expect to pay for personal expenses. 

BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursars WEBSITE

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition (12-18 credit hours) BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State).
Education Abroad Fee $50
Excess Credit Fee 19+ $200 per credit
Health Insurance $1.62 per day (Students will be billed one time for the duration of their program. This fee is non-refundable.)
 *Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
Books, Materials & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $1000
Passport/Visa $300
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 

For additional information, please contact the Office of Field Experiences:
Location: 101 Education Building
Phone: 419-372-7389