Covering almost half of South America, Brazil borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile—imagine what you can see! Because the equator runs right through this beautiful country, the climate is typically warm and tropical, but subtropical in the south.
Brazil has a diverse geography. From mountain ranges, and the largest rainforest in the world to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Brazil possesses a stunning variety of landscapes. Not to mention, Brazil is also home to the Amazon, whose waters hold 20% of the world’s fresh water!
Not only is Brazil geographically abundant, it is also culturally rich. When you arrive, you will be greeted in Portuguese (the country’s official language) by some of the warmest and friendliest people on earth.
As a study abroad student, you won’t stand out in the crowd—Brazil is a very multiethnic country that is home to an eclectic mix of races, religions, and values. Studying abroad in Brazil will give you the opportunity to meet, learn, and work with Brazilians, while refashioning your own identity.
Living and learning in Rio will change your life.