Brazil

Brazil is the world's fourth largest country in area and its population of approximately 170 million is equal to that of all the other countries of South America combined. It extends from the vast and sparsely-populated northern region dominated by the Amazon forest responsible for 30% of the world's oxygen, to the temperate lands of the south with large cities like Sao Paulo. Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese but many other national groups have settled there as well giving the country a multi-cultural population. There are still some indigenous Indians living inland, mainly in Amazonia; however, most newcomers to Brazil choose to live along the Atlantic coast or in the south. In the 1960s, the capital was relocated to Brasilia, a new city built inland and to the north, to encourage development in the interior of the country. The main religion is Roman Catholic.

Rotary District: 4651, 4480, 4500, 4640
Region of Country: State of Santa Catarina, in the south east (4651), Inland section of the
State of Sao Paolo (4480), Northeast (4500), South in the Iguacu Falls area (4640)
Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese
Language Camp Offered: Yes, (4651 only)
Cost: US $80, C $100
Ave. Cost of Airfare: US $1,921.00 (to Curitiba)
Insurance Cost: US $425, C $365
Visa Process The travel agencies we use will assist students with navigating the Visa application process.

EMERGENCY FUND:  $500.00 US

Other Misc. Expenses (Trips, etc.)

Optional Trips:

  • Pantonal and Bonito US$ 360. or C$ 450.
  • Iguacu Falls US$ 440. or C$ 550.
  • Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo US$ 520. or C$650.
  • Major trip to Northeastern Brazil US$ 1,760.( approx) or C$2,200.

As well as the original cost of each trip, you are asked to bring about US$ 80.or C$ 100 for emergencies such as taxis, perhaps a breakfast or dinner or two.

Another possible expense is daily bus fare to school (about US$2.00 or C$2.50 a day).