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

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Next available departures for Brazil

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
LengthSemester DepartureFeb 2021 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline25/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureFeb 2021 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline25/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureJul 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline10/03/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureJul 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline10/03/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
LengthSemester DepartureFeb 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline25/08/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021
LengthAcademic Year DepartureFeb 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline25/08/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount

Reduce the cost of your exchange program

hourglass 1046841 1920If you are planning to go on exchange and want to reduce the price of your program, then we have some good news for you! The deadline for Scholarship & Early Bird Discount applications is Tuesday 31st March 2020 for our standard programs departing between October 2020 - March 2021. 

If you are applying for one of our exchange programs the easiest way to get started is by completing your pre application formYou should allow yourself at least 3 weeks to complete all sections of your full application form.

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.

Find an Info Session Near You

If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please come along to one of our free in person information evenings located in one of the cities listed below or attend a LIVE Online session. 

AdelaideBrisbaneCanberraLIVE OnlineMelbournePerthSydneyWollongong

  • Come and meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Listen to former exchange students talk about their experiences
  • Ask questions
  • Listen to questions asked by other students and parents
  • Meet other students who are considering going on exchange

Information evenings run for about an hour and a half. They are friendly and free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.

If you live remotely from the major cities or cannot get along in person you can either watch our On Demand media presentation or attend one of our LIVE Online info sessions.