You can choose to study in Brazil for one trimester, one semester or one academic year. Gap year students are welcome to apply but must be no older than 19 years upon departure. If you arrive in January or July, you can opt to participate in a Belo Tour, where you might get the chance to visit iconic destinations such as Rio de Janeiro, the Northeast Coast, the Amazon, Pantanal, and Buenos Aires (Argentina).
You will be placed in either Goias state, Mato Grosso du Sul state, Southern Brazil, Fortaleza, Palmas or Salvador. Students will most likely be placed in lowly-populated suburbs or rural areas, although they may be placed in cities. You can let us know your preferred area but placement there is not guaranteed. All of our host families are carefully vetted for safety and suitability. We conduct home interviews, inspections, and police checks to ensure our students are placed in a secure and supportive living environment.
The map below indicates the set regions where you can be placed in Brazil.