6 Trips You Should Take While Studying in Brazil



Heading to Brazil to study abroad or for a business trip? Why not make it a learning experience and apply some language-learning tips while visiting all the sites? Immersion in the local language is the best way to learn it, after all. There’s so much to see and do, so here are 6 “must-see” places while studying in Brazil.

Visit Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro: Constructed between 1926 and 1931, this is one of the most famous statues of Jesus Christ in the world. Amazingly, despite its size, it’s only the fifth largest Jesus statue on the planet, shooting up 98 feet plus a pedestal of 26 feet. The arms stretch for 92 feet. This majestic statue sits atop Corcovado Mountain – representing a true icon for Rio de Janeiro.

Meander the Backstreets of Paraty: Situated in Costa Verde between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, this charming town’s claim to fame originated with the 18th-century gold trade. You can still see signs of this wealth through the colonial buildings that have been wonderfully preserved through the years. Freed slaves constructed the beautiful Santa Rita Church, for example. Take a schooner cruise to explore the bay and the outer islands, then eat at one of the award-winning gourmet restaurants dotting the area




Head to the Beach: Rio de Janeiro is perhaps most famous for its stunning beaches. Do not let a visit to Brazil go by without visiting one or more of these breath taking white sand beaches. From Ipanema Beach to Copacabana Beach, you are sure to find one that suits you best. Arpoador Beach divides the two aforementioned beaches, sitting between two rock promontories that give way to big waves perfect for surfing.

Take a hike in Chapada Diamantina National Park: Nestled in the mountains of Bahia to the northeast, this park is a hub for ecotourism. Try your hand at zip-lining, hiking, swimming, river rafting and relaxing as you explore the many forests, caves, underground lakes and waterfalls found here. Get there from the town of Capão.


Go on an Amazon safari: Located in the center of the rainforest is Brazil’s entry for Amazon safaris – Manaus — right where the famed Solimões and Negro rivers meet. Ride an Amazon ferry to witness the majesty of the biggest river system on Earth.

Watch the Wildlife in the Pantanal: This rich ecosystem, located in west-central Brazil, is the natural home to wildlife of all kinds. From big cats to reptiles to exotic birds, these wetlands and savannahs are perfect for viewing the abundant natural landscape. Best time to go is the dry season, which occurs between April and October. This is when you can see all the animals gathering around the waterholes while the indigenous birds breed.

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