Study Abroad in Brazil
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and larger than the continental United States. Brazil is home to the world’s largest tropical rainforest – the Amazon – which possesses rare plants used for modern medicine and forests that cover more than 65% of its territory. Brazil also has one of the most diverse animal populations in the world.
The regions of Brazil can differ dramatically. In the southern region, you will see beautiful beaches and mountains similar to places in Europe. In the northeast, you will find beautiful palm trees and beaches with white sand, warm temperatures and warm seas all year around. In the mid-west region, you will find savannas similar to those in Africa.
The most famous of Brazilian cities is Rio de Janeiro with its iconic statue of Jesus on the hill – arms outstretched over the city. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia. Brazil has over 150 million people and the official language is Portuguese. There are no regional dialects although southerners may also speak Italian or German depending on their descent.
Brazilians are considered friendly, warm people and are welcoming to other nationalities. Brazil is a mixture of cultures, especially Native peoples, Africans and Europeans – mostly from Portugal, Spain, Italy and Germany.
*Video courtesy of “The World From Above HD”