As large as a continent, densely populated and full of contrasts, Brazil cannot be conquered in a day. From the depths of the Amazon Rainforest, the lungs of the planet, to the sandy beaches of Rio, this country is a giant cultural melting pot. With its mixed origins, accumulated history and sensual language, Brazil unites extremes.
The northeast region is a kingdom of glittering carnivals, samba dance schools and unbridled exuberance. It is also the birthplace of many of the country’s famous poets and writers. Salvador da Bahia combines the heady African rituals of the Candomblé religion with the peaceful silence of its luminous afternoons. Brazil invites you to explore its rich cultural diversity. You can begin with the native Indian culture, more alive here than anywhere else in America. Then discover its African heritage, through its music and ritual dances, and finally its sophisticated adaptation of European culture. All this in a mild and pleasant climate. Brazil provides everything that a language student could desire, and often so much more.