Program Details

From the samba-filled streets of Rio de Janeiro to the sun-drenched beaches of Copacabana to the intricate web of rivers and jungles of the Amazon, there's always something new to explore!
Brasilia, Brazil
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Attend high school in Brazil during YFU's semester or year abroad program. You'll meet local students and better acquaint yourself with the Portuguese language as well as Brazilian customs. During your homestay experience, you'll learn what day-to-day life is like for Brazilians and be welcomed into a supportive family. Enjoy a still-summery February and the beautiful Brazilian beeches and forests. Outside the classroom, Brazil offers a world of adventure to explore.

Looking for a shorter term experience? Spend 6 weeks in Brazil as a part of the "Discover Brazil" program. Have an amazing summer by making local friends, exploring Brazilian culture, and immersing yourself in the Portuguese language. Discover daily life in Brazil and make bonds with your host family and friends that can last well beyond your stay. Summer students may shadow a local student in school, but will not be enrolled.

Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, language, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family, make new friends, and even attend a new school on academic programs. Previous language study is not required.

YFU programs make lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities.

Setting Description:
Get to know Brazilian culture and explore its delights while living with your host family and learning Portuguese. From the lush Amazon to playing futebol (soccer) the diversity of Brazil is waiting for you.
Program costs vary by length of program - please see our website for full details.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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