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AIUSA Inbound Programs

AIUSA welcomes exchange students to experience life in Brazil, a country well known by its friendly people and natural beauty.

High School Program – Living with a carefully selected host family and attending a high school, the student will have the chance to learn about the rich Brazilian culture and learn Portuguese while gaining invaluable life experience. We offer Trimester (3 months), Semester (5 months) and Year Programs (10 – 11 months).

Short Homestay Programs – This program is very interesting for student who want to spend a Vacation in Brazil (4, 6. 8, or 12 weeks), starting in any month of the year.

There is no language requirement for students coming to Brazil on all AIUSA programs.

Please contact us to have further information about our Inbound Programs.

Our e-mail is: study@aiusa.com.br

Trips in Brazil – Students coming to Brazil on our Inbound Programs may take many Trips in Brazil, Argentina and Peru. All trips during the program are not included in the program price. The trips take place in different months of the year.

Trips to: Pantanal & Bonito, Brazilian Northeast (many beaches), Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, South of Brasil, Amazon Expedition, Machu Picchu (Peru), Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Trips in Brazil 2016-2017. Click here for details on the trips.

High School Program

AIUSA offers the possibility of attending a Brazilian High School and living with a Brazilian family for 5 or 10 months.

Homestays are provided with selected host families. Incoming students live in a Brazilian home as a member of the family participating in family activities, sharing their daily life and all types of experiences with their host family.

Every student is supervised by Area Reps who offer individual and personal attention. Students and their host families are supported by local coordinators, trained field staff responsible for the program in their assigned areas.

Program services include:

– Processing of student applications;
– Host family selection and placement including room and board with the host family;
– Enrollment in the host community secondary school;
– Necessary documentation for the student to obtain student visa for Brazil;
– Post-arrival orientation given by the Area Rep in the student’s host community to introduce him/her to the Brazilian culture. During this orientation, it will be discussed school enrollment, host family life, school life, etc.;
– An intensive 10 hour Portuguese language course;
– Supervision throughout the program;
– Periodic Progress Reports.

Not included:

– Comprehensive medical and accident insurance for the duration of the program;
– Supplemental school costs including books, uniform (when required), writing materials, and commuting costs, if any, to and from school;
– Roundtrip international and domestic transportation for students;
– The student’s personal expenses such as spending money, long distance telephone calls, stamps, entertainment, any personal travel, visa fees, tariffs, and excess baggage costs.

Age Range:

15 to 18 years old on departure date. Older students can be considered on a case to case basis.

Dates of Operations:

– Semester Programs:
From January 25-31 to July 05
From July 25-31 to January 05 (following year)

– Academic Year Programs:

From July 25-31 to July 05 (following year
From January 25-31 to January 05 (following year)

Short Homestay Program

The short-term homestay is a Vacation Program that gives exchange students the opportunity to live with a Brazilian family for 4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks, during any time of the year, while gaining first-hand knowledge of Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language. Although the days are unstructured, students will have an intensive 10 hour Portuguese Language Class included in this program. Students accompany their host families on all outings and are assisted in planning individual itineraries to meet their particular interests. Student must come to Brazil with their own insurance that will protect him/her while in Brazil. Applications including photos and “Dear Host Family” letter must be in our office at least 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Program services include:

– Processing of student applications;
– Host family selection and placement including room and board with the host family;
– Necessary documentation for the student to obtain student visa for Brazil;
– Post-arrival orientation given by the Community Counselor in the student’s host community to introduce the student to the Brazilian culture.
– Supervision throughout the program;
– An intensive 10 hour Portuguese language course;

– Periodic Progress Reports.

Not included:

– Comprehensive medical and accident insurance for the duration of the program;
– Roundtrip international and domestic transportation for students;
– The student’s personal expenses such as spending money, long distance telephone calls, stamps, entertainment, any personal travel, visa fees, tariffs, and excess baggage costs.

Age Range:

15 to 20 years old on departure date. Older students can be considered on a case to case basis.
Dates of Operations: Any onth of the year.

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