Brazil

Sprawling across half of South America, Brazil has captivated travellers 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
Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts

Next available departures for Brazil

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length5 months DepartureJul 2018 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline31/03/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length10 months DepartureJul 2018 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline31/03/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length5 months DepartureFeb 2019 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length10 months DepartureFeb 2019 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount and save $$ off the price of your exchange

If you are planning to go on exchange between April - September 2018 and want to reduce the price of your program, then don't leave it until the last minute!  Our next deadline for Scholarship and Early Bird Discount applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017.

If you haven't completed your application form yet you can Apply Online now!  

Just fill out the online form and pay your $500 deposit by 31st October. You then have until close of business on Tuesday 14th November to get your full application in to our office.   It's that simple and it will save you heaps. If you are applying online, your Scholarship entry must be submitted by the Tuesday 31st October deadline, but you have until Tuesday 14th November to send in your completed application form.

Programs available

You can choose either a 5 or 10 month program departing in February and August each year. Short Programs are not available.

Placements

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.

Visas

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

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!