The colorful and lively country in the heart of South America enchants with its unique nature and pure joie de vivre. However, Brazil is more than coffee, samba, and soccer. The fifth largest country in the world is one of the ten leading industrial nations and offers exciting metropolises, huge primeval forests, endless beaches, and historic sites.
15 - 18 year olds
3 months, school semester, or school year
Public high school without choice of location & school
Minas Gerais (ex. Itabira, Curvelo, Nova Lima, Ouro Pretom Sao Joao del Rey, Belo Horizonte)
Passionate about learning about other cultures? Then Brazil, the most multicultural country in the world, is the perfect choice for you. In Brazil coexist people from all over the world: Portuguese, African, Japanese, German, and many more, make Brazil a true melting pot. All these different cultures have helped creating Brazil's unique culture, a mix of art, nature, sport, and amazing food. From soccer, the national sport, to Cristo Redentor, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the largest carnival in the world, there is just so much to discover and explore.
Brazil is a truly wonderful destination for nature lovers. Rainforests, beaches, mountains: the country has it all. And how can one forget the Amazon river, the second longest river in the world. Also worth seeing are the Iguazú Falls on the border with Argentina.
Sprachcaffe's Welcome Camp, which is included in the program price, is the perfect way to start your experience abroad. Our staff will introduce you to Brazil, its culture, customs, and traditions, so you are prepared for the start of your adventure.
The Brazilian school system is divided into two semesters / school terms. Choose between:
Three months, start in:
- February or
School semester, start in:
- February or
School year, start in:
- February or
You will stay with a previously screened and approved host family. The student's needs and interests will be met as much as possible with those of the host family.
Yes, in many schools students are required to wear a school uniform.
As a rule, school in Brazil goes from about 7 am to 12 pm. That is 5 lessons of 50 minutes each.
Yes, students are supervised on site and can call the supervisor by phone for questions or in case of emergencies.
Family visits are possible only at the end of the program.
Students are not allowed to work during their high school stay.
In Brazil there are many options to travel locally. The large metropolitan areas of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have modern metro networks, and in most citiesbuses and minivans are the most common way of getting around. It is also possible for your host family to take you where you need to go if they have a car.
Due to insurance reasons, students are not allowed to sign up for driving courses. It is also not allowed to drive motorized vehicles.
Unfortunately we do not offer private high schools for our program in Brazil.
It is recommended to get vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A and B, and yellow fever. Vaccination against rabies and malaria prophylaxis is also recommended.
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