* Pre-departure information
* Airport Pick-up
* In-Country Orientation
* Most or all meals (depending on program)
* 24/7 emergency service
Program Does Not Include:
* Round-trip airfare
* Brazilian Tourist or Intern Visa
* Return trip to airport
* Medical insurance
* Transportation to and from placement
ELI is proud to offer options in both world-famous Rio de Janeiro and the culturally rich city of Curitiba. The program fee includes accommodations with a local family. Host families live in nicer neighborhoods, have full western style amenities, and provide breakfast daily. Please note that in Brazil the main meal of the day is typically lunch. The only exception to this set-up is the wildlife program in Curitiba. Participants in the wildlife program live together in the on-site guest house with full western style amenities and shared rooms. All meals are provided on-site by a nearby, simple restaurant.
Arrival Dates for All Projects (except Wildlife in Curitiba) 2016: 2017: January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, November 26. All arrivals are on a Sunday.
Notes & Helpful Links
Here's a handy tool to see what time it is in Brazil: Time Conversion Tool. If you live in the northern hemisphere, remember that seasons are the opposite! Check the weather in Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba.
Acquiring a Brazilian Tourist Visa can be a long process, get started early. For more information, visit the Brazilian Consulate nearest you (as requirements can vary at different locations). In Rio de Janeiro, you will fly into Galeao International Airport (GIG). In Curitiba, you will fly into Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB).
Participants in ELI's Brazil programs must speak one of these languages: English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Portuguese classes are also available in both Rio and Curitiba. It is very helpful to learn at least a few Portuguese words before you arrive, check out Duolingo's free online Portuguese Language Classes.
After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.