The University of Oklahoma’s Brazilian Study Center is located in the vibrant and beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. As a southeastern coastal town of Brazil, Rio is a city that has something for everyone. Its universities, large companies and multinational subsidiaries develop state-of-the-art technology in oil and gas, fashion, agriculture, tourism and other sectors, while it is also internationally known and admired for its spectacular beaches, mountains and scenery, music and Carnaval celebration.
- UNESCO has declared a portion of Rio as a World Heritage site.
- Christ the Redeemer Statue has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
- Rio hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and will be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Paralympics.