Country Description

On an educational tour of Brazil, there’s so much to do that you could have a great trip simply by walking outside and seeing what happens, but here are some suggestions. Take a trip with your students up Corcovado Mountain to see Christ the Redeemer, one of the most famous statues in the world. The statue itself is impressive, but turn around and you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay. When you get back down to the city, take in a show at the Teatro Municipal, one of the few theaters in the world where the building itself is as much an attraction as anything that happens on stage. Stroll the streets of Rio looking for the tastiest Pastel or Coxinha from the city’s many street vendors. Learn more about the country’s colonial history by visiting the Museu da Lingua Portuguesa (the Museum of the Portuguese Language) in Sao Paulo. And then there is the landscape. Take a walk on any one of Brazil’s beaches, many of which are ranked among the world’s best. A trip into the rainforest is a must. See the Amazon, the world’s largest river and one of the most important resources on the planet. You’ll find excitement no matter where you go in Brazil, and you’ll return home changed for the better.

Brazil’s economy is one of the strongest in the Americas. The country is home to energy companies such as Petrogas and Braskem and communications companies such as Telemar. In addition, many international corporations have offices in Brazil. Moreover, in addition to its usual sizable tourist revenue, the country received an even bigger influx of tourist dollars by hosting the 2014 World Cup, and with the 2016 Summer Olympics being hosted in Rio de Janeiro, that trend will continue.