Brazil’s attractions go beyond beautiful landscapes, sunshine the whole year round and Carnival parties. The largest country in Latin America, a great power among emerging markets Brazil, with its more than 180 million inhabitants, is among the main consumer markets in the world. The world is keeping an eye on Brazil and on the business and investment opportunities the country has to offer. Getting familiar with Brazil and learning its language will add a unique feature to any professional qualification.
Brazilian universities are among the best in the world. Courses in the areas of Biology, Dentistry, Medicine, Dermatology and Veterinary Medicine are globally acknowledged and sought by young people all over the world. Multinational companies search for professionals in Brazilian universities.
Among other highlighted programs are specialization and MBA courses, in addition to programs that combine internship and voluntary work in needy or indigenous communities. The country also offers High School Education and Portuguese as a Second Language.
The beauty and diversity of the country are additional reasons to study in Brazil. The receptive and joyful people, the rich and ethnically mixed culture and the agreeable tropical weather make the experience in Brazil even more attractive.
Modern and cosmopolitan cities such as São Paulo, one of the largest cities in the world, Brazil’s trading center and Latin America’s cultural hub, with cinemas, concerts, popular night clubs, great restaurants, bars, malls, museums and parks, attract visitors from all over the world. Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in the country, is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Each of the five regions of this country of continental dimensions has its own characteristics:
Main cities: Brasília (Federal District), Goiânia (Goiás), Campo Grande (Mato Grosso do Sul), Cuiabá (Mato Grosso)
States: Distrito Federal (DF), Goiás (GO), Mato Grosso (MT) and Mato Grosso do Sul (MS)
Brazilian’s Central-West Region is home to two great attractions: Pantanal – a rich and fascinating ecosystem that attracts tourists from all over the world – and Brasília – the modern capital of the country, with buildings designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer. The Central-West region is where the country’s main agricultural farms are located, making the region ideal for agribusiness.
Main cities: Manaus (Amazonas), Belém (Para)
States: Acre (AC), Amapá (AP), Amazonas (AM), Pará (PA), Rondônia (RO), Roraima (RR) and Tocantins (TO)
This region is where the largest area of the Amazon Rainforest, the main tropical rainforest of the planet, is located. Full of mysteries, the forest consists of huge trees that are home to many species of plants and animals. Criss-crossed with the immense Amazon River and its tributaries, it is the paradise of biologists and nature lovers.
Main Cities: Salvador (Bahia), Recife (Pernambuco), Fortaleza (Ceará), Natal (Rio Grande do Norte), São Luiz (Maranhão)
States: Alagoas (AL), Bahia (BA), Ceará (CE), Maranhão (MA), Paraíba (PB), Pernambuco (PE), Piauí (PI), Rio Grande do Norte (RN) and Sergipe (SE)
The most beautiful Brazilian beaches are located in the Northeast, with their white sand, warm crystal clear water and coconut trees. It is also the birthplace of many musicians, writers, poets and intellectuals. Its culture, and incredibly rich folklore, is one of the many great attractions of the region. It hosts one of the main Carnival festivals in the country.
Main cities: Curitiba (Paraná), Florianópolis (Santa Catarina) and Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul)
States: Paraná (PR), Santa Catarina (SC) and Rio Grande do Sul (RS)
The South is the smallest region in Brazil, but it is a major touristic, economic and cultural hub. It is the second richest region of Brazil, with high social indicators – it has the highest HDI (Human Development Index) and the second largest GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita in the country. It offers a bit of everything, from beautiful mountain landscapes, where you can find some snow in the winter (June or July) to beautiful beaches and heat during the summer (December and January). Rio Grande do Sul is home to one of the country’s main film events, Gramado Festival, and also to the best Brazilian wineries.
Main cities: São Paulo (São Paulo), Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), Vitoria (Espírito Santo)
States: Espírito Santo (ES), Minas Gerais (MG), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and São Paulo (SP)
The Brazilian Southeast is the most economically developed region of the country. Rich and cosmopolitan, it is responsible for 50% of the whole country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product). São Paulo is a city that never sleeps, with concerts, dance shows, nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Rio de Janeiro – which is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world – was, for years, the administrative and political capital of Brazil. The region is full of history, with old buildings and centenary stores. Other highlights of the State of Rio de Janeiro are the cities Petrópolis and Ouro Preto (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). There are also beaches and gorgeous landscapes in the Southeast.