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Dates:
July - December
Deadlines:
May 1, 2014
Cost:
$10,500
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 14 and 17 years old
Dates:
July - June
Deadlines:
May 1, 2014
Cost:
$12,250
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 14 and 17 years old
Dates:
January - June
Deadlines:
Nov 1, 2014
Cost:
$10,500
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 14 and 17 years old
Dates:
January - December
Deadlines:
Nov 1, 2014
Cost:
$12,250
Eligibility:
Between the ages of 14 and 17 years old
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Share petiscos and conversation with classmates in your favorite local hangout. Discover a hidden talent for the Brazilian martial art of capoeira during a school field trip. Help your host family cook a traditional Brazilian dinner of feijoada, churrasco, and brigadeiro.

On the culturally rich island of São Luis, in Brazil, you’ll discover a vibrant country that offers the perfect setting to develop your Portuguese language skills. You’ll deepen your understanding of the traditions and practices that characterize another culture, and develop important life skills needed to be successful in college and beyond.

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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Academic Program

High School Study Abroad Brazil Flag Get ready to experience an authentic Brazilian education.

For 15 hours each week for your first three weeks in Brazil, you’ll take an intensive Portuguese language course designed to get you speaking basic Portuguese and ready for your daily high school classes.

Five days a week you’ll take classes—taught solely in Portuguese—at a private high school. Classes include Portuguese literature, science, math, history, art, and philosophy. During your first semester you’ll also spend two hours per week in a Portuguese language course, to help you continue to improve your language proficiency.

Cultural Immersion

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in another culture than by living with a local family. Not only will your Brazilian host family provide you with daily meals and a place to stay, they’ll introduce you to local customs, and offer support and guidance in an unfamiliar environment.

Our host families are as diverse as our high school study abroad students. Whomever you’re placed with, all host families are carefully screened and matched with you based on personality profiles and common interests. Through your host family, you’ll build a home away from home and develop relationships that endure long after you’ve finished your high school study abroad program.

In addition to living and studying in Sao Luis, all students will have the opportunity to explore areas outside of the city. Optional trips* are offered throughout the year to locations such as Carolina, Barrerinhas, the Amazon and Rio de Janeiro.

*Optional trips are at an additional expense and are not covered by CIEE.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • International airfare between U.S. departure city and Brazil
  • Transportation to and from a local Brazilian airport
  • Placement in a Brazilian high school
  • Careful selection and screening of a compatible Brazilian family
  • Room and board with selected host family
  • Supervision and support of a local coordinator
  • Periodic progress reports
  • Orientation prior to leaving the U.S. and a two day orientation upon arrival in Sao Luis.
  • International medical insurance through iNext and 24-hour worldwide travel assistance and support
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Cost
Semester (US Fall)
May 1, 2014*
July 2014
December 2014
$10,500
Academic Year (US Fall)
May 1, 2014*
July 2014
June 2015
$12,250
Semester (US Spring)
Nov 1, 2014**
January 2015
June 2015
$10,500
Academic Year (US Spring)
Nov 1, 2014**
January 2015
December 2015
$12,250

*Early applications are due March 15, 2014. Apply early and save $250 off your program fees!

**Early applications are due September 15, 2014. Apply early and save $250 off your program fees!

Prices are subject to change and will be locked in for the participant on the day CIEE receives the completed application and program deposit.

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Eligibility

Eligibility

At the time of departure, students must:

  • Be between the ages of 14 and 17 years old
  • Have completed the 9th grade with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate, through the application process, their flexibility, maturity, adaptability, and readiness to face the challenges of living in a new culture
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CIEE Support

CIEE Support

High School Study Abroad Brazil Waterfall Our receiving organization in Brazil is responsible for your placement and support during your time in country.

This organization is responsible for recruiting, screening, and placing you with your host family and in your local high school. Upon arrival, you’ll be assigned a local coordinator who will provide support and complete supervision throughout your stay in Brazil.

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CIEE Orientation

CIEE Orientation

All high school abroad students take part in an online pre-departure orientation that introduces them to aspects of living abroad in their host country and to other high school students studying on the program. The orientation helps students and parents set realistic expectations and goals and understand the support system. CIEE staff will offer advice on adjusting to a new culture and will facilitate a Q&A forum.

When possible, CIEE will make every effort to allow students to travel to their host country on the same flight as each other. For larger groups, a CIEE staff member will most likely travel with the group.

An in-country orientation offers the perfect start to your study abroad adventure. For two days in São Luis, you’ll receive an introduction to local customs and culture, get a jump on your mastery of the Portuguese language through 45 hours of classroom instruction and language exchanges with local students. You'll also go on exciting excursions before heading to your host family and starting classes.

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