The Middlebury School in Brazil offers cultural and linguistic immersion through a rigorous curriculum and adherence to the Middlebury Language Pledge. By pledging to speak only the target language while abroad, students will have the best chance of acquiring fluency and actively engaging in the local environment. Participants take their courses directly in a local university, at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, and all students are encouraged to get involved in the community through internships or interactions within the clubs and activities available.
- All course work is conducted entirely in Portuguese
- Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
- Direct enrollment at a local university
- Courses in most liberal arts disciplines
- Housing with Brazilian families
Belo Horizonte is the capital of the Minas Gerais state. It is located in a mountainous region, close to Ouro Preto and several other heritage sites of architecture and colonial art. The city features a vibrant cultural life, a mix of contemporary and classical buildings by modern Brazilian architectural icons, and has a pronounced sense of community and family that students find inviting. Live the language with the Middlebury Schools Abroad!
Florianópolis, the capital of Brazil’s southern state of Santa Catarina, is located on an island and features breathtaking scenery as well as a vibrant cultural life around the university. Florianópolis is highly attractive for its dozens of beaches, lagoons surrounded by mountains, and its quality of life. Its cultural traditions and architecture were influenced by the Portuguese island of Azores. Immerse yourself with in the language and culture with Middlebury!
Niterói is located just across the bay from Rio de Janeiro. The ease of travel to Rio, coupled with Niterói’s calmer pace, make this city a great choice for students wishing to immerse themselves in Brazilian culture while simultaneously enjoying proximity to one of the world’s most festive cities. Home to the famous Museum of Contemporary Art and Caminho de Niemayer, Niterói is also a gateway to beautiful beaches, colonial forts and historic buildings. Study there with Middlebury!