The Essentials

Language Requirements

Applicants to the Semester and Year High School Program in Brazil are expected to enroll in an online language course and study independently prior to departure and while on program. The mandatory online course will be organized and monitored by AFS Brazil who will email registration and login instructions to each student approximately 2 months prior to the start of the program.  AFS Brazil considers the 40 hour course mandatory as pre-departure preparation.

Digging Deeper

Language Resources (see Language Requirements)
Cultural Resources
News and Media
Movies and Documentaries
  • Wasteland (2010)
  • Salt of the Earth (2015)
  • Moro no Brasil (2006)
  • A Batalha do Passinho (2012)
  • 2 Filhos de Francisco (2005)
  • Se Eu Fosse Voce (2006)
  • Deus É Brasileiro (2003)
  • O Caminho das Nuvens (2004)
  • Cidade de Deus (2002)
  • Cinzas do Norte
  • A hora da estrela
  • The Capital of Hope: Brasília and Its People
  • Se Eu Fechar Os Olhos Agora
  • The Alchemist
  • The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics
  • Memorias Posthumas de Braz Cubas
  • Captains of the Sands
  • Marina Silva: Defending Rainforest Communities
  • My Life and the Beautiful Game
  • Travelers’ Tales Brazil
  • How to Be a Carioca
  • Vidas Secas
  • Macunaíma
  • Grande Sertão: Veredas
  • Dom Casmurro
  • A Concise History of Brazil
  • The Food and Cooking of Brazil: Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, and Techniques

LGBTQ Resources (Diversity)

Heritage and Ethnicity Resources (Diversity)