Shenandoah University: Sports in Brazil May 2015

Congratulations on deciding to study abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Your friends will be jealous.

As one of the cities to host the 2014 World Cup and the host of the Olympics in 2016, you have picked the ideal time to experience all that Rio has to offer. Here are the top 3 reasons why we see students flocking to study abroad in Rio de Janeiro now:

1. The Beaches: Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous and one of Rio’s celebrated beaches…and guess what, it’s within walking distance from where you will be staying!

2. The incredible views: You better bring your camera, the views are spectacular from every angle. During your visit you will see the city from atop Corcovado Mountain, which is home to the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain, which you will enjoy by taking a cable car ride to the top.

3. The sporting venues/events: You will visit Marcana Stadium, the original stadium built for the 1950 World Cup, now home to numerous events and a museum celebrating Brazil’s sports.