Program Details

Score the summer of a lifetime as you develop your soccer skills in the country with the most World Cup titles. Learn how soccer can influence education and community development.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School

Program Overview

Program Description:

Kick off your summer as you land in Brazil, known for its natural beauty, diverse cultures, and national soccer team, which has won the FIFA World Cup five times. In São Paulo, you will learn and practice soccer skills through training clinics as you play with local teams comprising high school students. You will also learn about Brazil’s community development efforts by visiting local nonprofit organizations that are utilizing soccer as a tool for change to influence youth and promote education throughout the country. You and your group will complete a community service project that further supports these goals. 

Become part of a Brazilian family during your homestay in Monte Alegre do Sul, a town nestled within the Mantiqueira mountain range. You will take basic Portuguese language classes and practice your new skills over homecooked meals or while playing soccer with your host siblings. A Brazilian coach will begin teaching you soccer fundamentals. You will experience Colonial architecture while strolling down cobblestone streets and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains while sipping coffee in local cafés.

$5590 USD. Tuition does not include international airfare.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
For summer 2020, we will offer merit-based partial scholarships to students who live in the Florida Keys, the Houston, TX metro area, the Seattle, WA metro area, and the Washington, DC metro area. Email [email protected] for more information.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 3 Reviews

  • My Experience In Brazil

    Overall, I feel like this program was very successful. The experienceI gained through the program helped me grow as a person. I feel like I have grown as a person and this experience has made me the way I am today. I learned about the amazing Brazilian

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • My Experience

    I have always wanted to travel abroad my dream place to travel to was Brazil. This trip exceeded my expectations it was the best trip I have ever been on. My group was amazing we all bonded and sang songs throughout the trip. This trip exposed me to the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cultural Immersion in Brazil

    My time on the experiment was nothing short of spectacular. I learned things I didn't know about myself, along with learning about new cultures and a new country. I have traveled vastly before, but this immersion was more than I've ever experienced.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend