Living in Brazil
For a semester exchange or an internship in Latin America Brazil should definitely be on your list. Brazil is known for its rapid economic growth as well as its rich culture and natural wonders. Since Brazil covers almost half of South America, you will find a large variety of landscapes, including the world’s largest jungle the Amazon, dry grasslands and a very long coastline. This makes Brazil the most biodiverse country in the world with the largest variety of animals and plants.
The people of Brazil consist of a mix of many different originalities, including Amerindians, Europeans and Africans. This has created a football crazy, musical and culinary culture that’s amazing to explore as an international student or as an intern. The most popular cities for foreign students to go to in Brazil are Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre
Semester Exchange or Internship in Brazil
Doing a semester exchange or internship in Brazil is not only great on your resume, it does add a lot of value to your knowledge and experience. Four out of the 10 best universities in Latin America are located in Brazil, including Unicamp, USP, UFRJ and UNESP. The general language spoken at these universities is Portugues, while there are many study programs offered in English in fields as Economics, Biology or Medicine.
An internship in cities like Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro will provide you with an incredible experience. Many international and national corporations are located in these major cities and are in need of international talent. It’s no surprise Brazil is becoming more and more popular. The best way to find an internship in Brazil is to ask your university for recommendations or to ask friends or students on LinkedIn. Make sure to understand the business culture and etiquettes of Brazil.
Rent an international student room in Brazil
The price of renting a student room in an international student house in Brazil depends on the location and city you go to.
On average, the cost of living in Brazil is 40% cheaper than in the Netherlands and France. The cost of living in cities like Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo is higher than elsewhere in Brazil. The cities are amazing, but having a spending plan is not a bad idea. In Rio, a basic lunch would cost you around €8, a pair of Levis 501 jeans €58 and a monthly public transportation ticket €45.
Finding a room in a student house does not have to be difficult, we’ve helped you out by listing the best houses based on their price, location, landlord and more.
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