Do I have to be a US citizen?
No - adults of all nationalities are welcome to become members, not just American and Brazilians.
Why should I become a member?
The American Society of Rio de Janeiro has been open to all to share American culture and strengthen international relationships since its founding in 1917.
As member, you will be part of one of the oldest foreign societies in Rio de Janeiro,.
You will also have the opportunity to build relationships with the local community.
Members receive the Society's regular Newsletter and have special prices for many Society events.
Can I pay my membership online by credit card?
Unfortunately, it's currently not possible to pay the membership fee online by credit card.
However, you can pay by PIX, bank boleto or bank transfer. You can also pay the membership fee by credit card in person at most Society events.
What membership category is right for me?
We decided to make a radical change in how we charge for the annual membership and do away with the different categories of members. In fact, we went even further and did away with fixed values for members all together. That doesn’t mean that the annual memberships are now free. Our charter requires us to collect membership fees, and, for example, only paid members may vote in elections.
The board decided to leave it up to each individual member to decide how much they want to pay for the 2022 annual membership. To be a paid member you must pay something, but for 2022 it is you who decides how much. For example, there is no longer a pre-determined difference in price for a family membership compared to an individual membership. We look forward to your support, but we don’t have any pre- determined amounts in mind. It’s a “donation” membership and each of you decides how much to donate.