Sprawling across half of South America, Brazil has captivated travelers for at least 500 years. Powdery white-sand beaches, lined with palm trees and fronting a deep blue Atlantic, stretch for more than 7000km. Dotting this coastline are tropical islands, music-filled metropolises and enchanting colonial towns. Inland, Brazil offers dazzling sights of a different flavour: majestic waterfalls, red-rock canyons, and crystal-clear rivers – all just a small part of the natural beauty.
"My 11 month Student Exchange Australia trip to Brazil has had a big impact on my future because it has allowed me to experience a culture totally different from my own Australian background. I lived with a family I had never met before and now I can't wait to visit them again. I have learnt another language (Portuguese) and have now studied and lived in a foreign country. I did it on my own and I loved it and if I can do that then I can do anything." Keith McCann – Year to Brazil
|Short Programs||Long Programs||Language Criteria||Immunisation||Gap Year||Online Video||Scholarships||Discounts|
|5 months||Jul 2017||AU $9300||31/03/2017||31/10/2016|
|10 months||Jul 2017||AU $10300||31/03/2017||31/10/2016|
|5 months||Feb 2018||AU $9300||15/09/2017||31/03/2017|
|10 months||Feb 2018||AU $10300||15/09/2017||31/03/2017|
|5 months||Jul 2018||AU $TBC||31/03/2018||31/10/2017|
|10 months||Jul 2018||AU $TBC||31/03/2018||31/10/2017|
You can choose either a 5 or 10 month program departing in February and August each year. Short Programs are not available.
Host families come in all different types, sizes and backgrounds, and could live just about anywhere in Brazil.
All host families undergo a Criminal Background Check, are interviewed in their home and referenced checked before they are approved to host.
Schools in Brazil
The school day is broken into two sessions. The first session starts at 7.15am and ends at 11.45am while the second starts at 2.30pm and finishes at 5.00pm. Children will attend one or the other sessions.
Age and Eligibility
To be eligible for an exchange to Brazil you must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and be enrolled at school when applying. Gap year students are eligible and need to depart no more than 3 months after completing their final year. There are no formal language requirements for Brazil. Your motivation to learn the language and experience the culture is more important that your formal language studies. Students are, however, strongly encouraged to work at the language before departure.
You will travel on a student visa and will need to lodge your application in person at the Brazilian Consulate serving your area. We will help you prepare your application.
Application deadlines are typically 4-5 months prior to departure but don’t leave it to the last minute to apply. Check our website for details or give us a call. You may like to take advantage of our scholarships or early bird discounts and secure your spot even earlier!
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd places the safety and wellbeing of our exchange students as its highest priority. We maintain and continually improve a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of the International Standard ISO 9001:2008. Read more
Hear from Keith, a returned student talking about his experience in Brazil, while on one of our exchange programs.
Currency: Brazilian real
Population: 200.4 million
President: Dilma Rousseff
Official language: Portuguese