Brazil

Program Quick Facts

  • Program Duration: 5 or 10 months
  • Departure: August or February
  • Age Requirements: 15 to 18 years old
  • Language Requirements: none
  • Academic Requirements: C+ avg or higher
  • Visa Requirements: Yes
  • Orientation: Local Orientation
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About Brazil

Embarking on a high school exchange year in Brazil is an invitation to dive into a vibrant tapestry of culture, boundless natural beauty, and warm-hearted people. Imagine immersing yourself in the rhythms of samba and bossa nova, dancing your way through lively street festivals, and embracing a lifestyle that celebrates joy. Brazilian culture is a captivating blend of traditions from around the world, creating an atmosphere of inclusivity and unity. From exploring the breathtaking Amazon rainforest to basking on pristine beaches, Brazil’s diverse landscapes offer endless adventures. Your high school exchange year in Brazil promises not only personal growth but also an unforgettable chapter in the mosaic of your life’s journey.

  • Size: Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth-largest country in the world, covering an area of approximately 3.2 million square miles. To give you an idea, Brazil is slightly larger than the entire contiguous United States
  • Population: The population of Brazil is approximately 211 million people, making it one of the most populous countries globally.
  • Language: The main language spoken in Brazil is Portuguese.
  • Religion: The main religion in Brazil is Christianity, with the majority of the population being Roman Catholic. However, Brazil is known for its religious diversity, with a significant number of people
    practicing various forms of Christianity and other religions.
  • Government: Brazil is a federal presidential republic. It has a president as the head of state and a multi-tiered system of government at both federal and state levels. The country follows a democratic system, separating powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
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Life in Brazil

High school students in Brazil typically start their school day relatively early and finish around 1:00 PM. The curriculum covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, languages, and humanities. After school, students might participate in extracurricular activities, sports, or clubs that cater to their interests, promoting teamwork and personal growth.

Brazilian students often head home for a hearty lunch with their families, a cherished tradition that fosters strong bonds. Afternoons and evenings are a time for relaxation, pursuing hobbies, or connecting with friends. Brazilians are known for their warmth and friendliness, so it’s common for students to spend time socializing and enjoying outdoor activities, especially in urban parks and open spaces.

Evenings often include family dinners, where multiple generations gather to share stories and laughter. Food is an integral part of Brazilian culture, and students might enjoy traditional dishes such as feijoada or brigadeiro.

Weekends offer opportunities for exploration and adventure. Many students take advantage of Brazil’s diverse landscapes by engaging in outdoor activities like playing soccer on the beach, hiking in the rainforest, or simply enjoying the sun and waves. Cultural events, such as music festivals and lively street parties, are also common and provide insight into Brazil’s vibrant arts scene.

Pricing

Program Duration

Departure

Price

5 months (semester)

August 2024

$11,900

10 months (academic year)

August 2024

$14,900

Included

  • Roundtrip international flight to your destination
  • Travel insurance to cover accidents and illnesses
  • A carefully screened and vetted host family placement
  • 24/7 support from STS Foundation and its partners during your time abroad
  • Language support if traveling to a non-English speaking country
  • Interview, orientations, and material that will prepare you and your parents for your exchange year
  • A local representative or host family member welcoming you at the airport upon your arrival
  • Certificate of completion provided by STS Foundation at the end of your exchange year

Not Included

  • Domestic flight to get to the international departure
  • Passport and visa fees
  • School lunch money (depends on destination)
  • School uniforms if required (depends on destinations)
  • Public transportation
  • Educational/recreational trips
  • Pocket money ($200 to $300/month recommended)

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Before Your High School Exchange Year

Get ready for your high school exchange year! Discover the benefits, learn who's eligible, and understand the application process. STS Foundation will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for this exceptional adventure.

Before Your High School Exchange Year

Get ready for your high school exchange year! Discover the benefits, learn who's eligible, and understand the application process. STS Foundation will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for this exceptional adventure.

During Your High School Exchange Year

Discover what it's like to immerse yourself in a new culture and live with a host family, all with the guidance of STS Foundation and its partners. From the moment you depart to the moment you return home, we are there for you and your parents.

During Your High School Exchange Year

Discover what it's like to immerse yourself in a new culture and live with a host family, all with the guidance of STS Foundation and its partners. From the moment you depart to the moment you return home, we are there for you and your parents.