Brazil

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Portuguese language schools and portuguese courses in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil

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  • Studying a Portuguese language course in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia gives you the unique opportunity to get to know Brazil's culture and traditions, live with a native Brazilian family to have a total immersion in the language and thus be able to learn Brazilian better and faster.
  • Learning Spanish in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia is the best way to immerse in the Brazilian language, culture and history fully. If you are looking for a Portuguese school in Brazil, we have Portuguese schools in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia that meet all the requirements and quality standards.
  • Brazil is the Presidential Federal Republic with 209 million inhabitants, constituted by 26 member states.
  • The states are grouped into five regions. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia, and it has 2.9 million inhabitants.

What to see in Brazil

  • Chapada Diamantina. Perfect place to enjoy nature while trekking.
  • Chapada dos Veadeiros.
  • Fernando de Noronha.
  • Gramado.
  • Foz de Iguaçu. Stunning waterfalls that you can not miss.
  • Inhotim.
  • Lençois Mahrenenses. Archipelago with nature in its purest state.
  • Ouro Preto.
  • Praca dos tres three poderes, Goiás.
  • Pedro do Telégrafo, in Rio de Janiero.
  • Rio Janeiro Visit the Corcovado and the Christ Giant.

How health works in Brazil

  • Taking travel and medical insurance is recommended for going to Brazil.

What vaccines are necessary for Brazil

  • Mandatory: Yellow fever.
  • Recommended: None.

You need a visa to enter Brazil

  • No visa is required if travelling to Brazil for a maximum period of 3 months in 6 months.
  • If the 90 days are completed, you must wait at least another 90 days to be able to return to Brazil.
  • A passport is required with a minimum validity of 6 months more than the date of departure from the country.
  • You need the air ticket booked for the round trip. Proof of sufficient financial means is required for maintenance during the stay in Brazil.
  • The minimum value of around 50- 60 Euros per day. To do this, you must present a credit card and your last invoice to verify the limit. A school acceptance letter is needed, specifying the accommodation address.

What currency is used in Brazil

  • The Brazilian currency is the real one.

How safe is Brazil

  • Brazil is a country with a high crime rate.
  • The most common form of violence is armed robberies, in which victims are forced to deliver valuables or even withdraw cash from ATMs. These incidents can occur at any time or night and more frequently after sunset in any city, including most tourist cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia and the northeast coast. Crime in the southern areas is lower than in the northern.
  • Caution should be exercised at dusk or night; recommended to travel by private car or taxi.
  • It is recommended not to show off jewellery, mobile or carry much cash. You can pay by card in most places. It is advised to be careful when entering the secret code, hiding it from being recorded with a camera.
  • In case of assault, it is recommended not to offer resistance.

Things you need to know before going to Brazil

  • Brazil is a country with a high crime rate.
  • Caution should be exercised at dusk or night; recommended to travel by private car or taxi.
  • It is recommended not to show off jewellery, mobile or carry much cash; you can pay by card in most places. It is advised to be careful when entering the secret code, trying to hide it so that it can not be recorded with a camera.
  • In case of assault, it is recommended not to offer resistance.
  • Electricity in Brazil is 60 cycles, so many European electrical appliances (50 cycles) are not usable.
  • Taking out travel medical insurance with sufficient coverage in Brazil during the entire stay is highly recommended. The insurance must include, among other things, hospitalisation, surgical intervention, and repatriation if necessary.
  • There have been cases of yellow fever in several states, so it is recommended to get vaccinated 10 days before travelling to Brazil; in addition, Brazil requires an international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis for entry into the country if you have in the past 90 days you have been or passed through countries considered to be at risk of yellow fever transmission. These include Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
  • There continue to be cases of Dengue, Chikungunya Fever and Zika virus, as well as H1N1, all caused by mosquito bites, so it is recommended to bring repellents and long-sleeved cotton garments.
  • The Brazilian health authorities require a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever upon arrival in the country.
  • Because of pollution, it is forbidden to bathe on many beaches in Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo.
  • The traffic and consumption of narcotics is a crime that can lead to very high prison sentences.
  • Brazil applies the "dry law" to alcohol consumption if driving, rate 0.0.

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio is well known for its Carnival, samba, bossa nova, clear skies, and warm sandy beaches

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Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

The richest city in Brazil with numerous cultural institutions, football, carnival and a distinguished architectural history

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