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While you are enjoying a
your summer study abroad in the country, do take time off to visit the largest tropical forest in the Amazon River Basin that hosts an unimaginable diversity of flora and fauna. You will find amazement in the manner in which the whole ecosystem is naturally balanced for all the creatures and plants alike. The city of Rio de Janeiro, also called the cidade
maravilhosa, meaning the marvelous city, has pristine beaches and glorious bay areas
just waiting to be explored. The city boasts of lively people who enjoy dancing, drinking, relaxing on the beaches and engaging in sports. The Iguaçu falls, the churches at Salvador and the Museu de Arte de Sáo Paulo are also places that should not be missed.
Even though Brazil may not be the first country you think of when you think of study abroad, there are many study abroad programs that Brazil has to offer that are unique to it in some way.
Many study abroad programs have been designed specifically for those
international exchange students who are interested in achieving a level of expertise in the area of the Portuguese language. These courses
will also allow you to attain an appreciation of the culture, life and society of
Another area where Brazil seems to excel in is shipping, fisheries and sailing. This expertise is mainly due to the fact that Brazil has many ports like Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Miramar and others and has a
long history of trade with other countries in the past.
Most of these courses lend themselves to summer study abroad since they are generally less than a year and can be competed in a single term or semester. And
most of the study abroad programs that are offered by various universities in Brazil ensure that the foreign student obtains an all-around perspective of the country and therefore have field trips, home visits and the like to acclimatize the visitor.
High school study abroad involves a full academic year that typically
starts in mid February after the summer
vacation. This is diametrically opposite to the schedule followed by the
United States since the seasons are opposite in these countries. The
academic year closes by the end of November where the students are allowed
to go for holidays during the months of December and January. Most schools
start as early as 7am and close at noon and study abroad students are also
required to take the regular courses like Portuguese, biology, chemistry,
Portuguese literature, physics, mathematics, history, civics, English,
geography and physical education.
To apply for a student visa, you will need to apply and appear in person at one of the Brazilian
consulates in your country. You will need to fill out a visa application form that is provided by the consulate and provide 2 passport sized
photos, your passport and a copy of the enrollment form from a Brazilian institute.
The study abroad student will also need to obtain a notarized letter from
their parents indicating that they have the means to provide for the education abroad,
or an approved copy of a study abroad scholarship. Please note that this process may differ slightly depending on the country of your origin. The total cost of the visa is around $40.
If you are part of a study abroad program that involves exchange students, a copy of the approval of the sponsoring institute also needs to be attached.
In a nutshell, Brazil has a lot to offer in its specialized fields in study abroad
programs. It also has alluring beaches and the people who believe in joie de vivre beckon you to experience the country for yourself.
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