Studying in Brazil
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 4, 2012 1:34 AM Last Post By: dammat89
Sep 26, 2012 7:03 PM
Studying in BrazilHi, i am a 23 y.o man from Mexico who wants to study abroad in Brazil, i was wondering wich city was the best for do it...
I am thinking in some cities with great universities: PortoAlegre, Sao Paulo, Rio etc...
I want a lot of party, women, cultural places, friends( i mean that the locals are friendship and that in that city there are a lot of foreigners too) and beach( close of sth like that...)
I apreciate that someone could help me...
Sep 27, 2012 8:16 AM
1"I want a lot of party, women, cultural places, friends( i mean that the locals are friendship and that in that city there are a lot of foreigners too) and beach( close of sth like that...)"
I can see that you're very interested in studying! LOL
Well... first of all, what is your budget? That will, certainly, make a difference in your choice.
Party = IMO, the most famous night lifes in Brazil are in Rio, São Paulo, and Florianópolis. However, that's not a rule and you will find plenty to do in every big city.
Also, the type of night life varies a lot. For example: in Florianópolis there's a big electronic music scene, in Goiânia you will hear a lot of Sertanejo Music (a brazilian rhythm), in Belém a lot of Techno-Brega... so it depends on your interests.
Women = Obviously, they are also everywhere. There are a lot of stereotypes that varies from a city to the other... but I won't talk about those.
Cultural places = It's hard to say because you will see a lot of culture everywhere, and it varies a lot from a place to the other. But I think the most rich cities in cultural terms are Rio, Salvador, São Paulo and Recife/Olinda.
Friendship = Most brazilians are very friendly with people from other countries, don't worry about that. It will be easier to find foreigners in Rio, São Paulo and, maybe, Salvador.
Beaches = You won't find it in Porto Alegre and São Paulo. Take a look at the map to see which capital cities are located in the coast. I would recommend Rio and Florianópolis to study and live.
I hope it helps you a little bit. Again, that's only my opinion and other people might disagree of a lot of the things I said.
Is the university important to your choice? Are you going to study in a public or private university? What are you going to study?
Any doubts, just ask.
Sep 27, 2012 12:24 PM
2I'm sure you're a serious student, but . . .You're already worrying about what city would be best to study in, including what the party scene would be like? What subjects are you planning on studying before finding what schools you could afford and be accepted to? For how long? Can you pay for a year's tuition and living expenses, as well as transportation? Do you speak any Portuguese? If not, would you study it before you go? Are you going to school now? If you are still studying at a university, check their exchanges office. They may have agreements with some schools in Brazil. Also contct the Brazilian embassy in Mexico City. They may have info on studying in Brazil (as well as info on visas). Why not just go as a tourist?
Sep 28, 2012 4:23 PM
3hi, thank you for your answers... i have been investigating about the universities, is only that i dont care too much the level but i dont wanna study in a bad university... i am studying business management and i dont know if a public university is better than a private( here in mexico public universities are very bad certainly..) i only want to study for six months so i can afford it...i speak portugues already but i want to study a little more there...is just that i want to live all the experience that studying abroad means... all of knowing new people, a new culture, party with foreigneirs... its just that...
So inaciomartinelli do you recommend me big cities like SP,Rio o Florianopolis for studying, party and knowing new friends in Brazil?
Sep 28, 2012 5:16 PM
4In brazil, public universities are generally the best because they are free, and therefore very competitive. The best students and teachers tend to be at public universities. If you're after beaches and parties, I agree that rio and florianopolis are good options. Also, florianopolis does have a reputation for attractive girls haha
Oct 3, 2012 8:40 PM
Oct 4, 2012 1:34 AM
6It's dificult to recommend things without knowing more about you. Florianopolis, Sao Paulo and Rio can all be great places to live and all have great nightlife, it depends on personal taste.
If you like huge cities, Sao Paulo could be your best option. If you're looking for something much smaller and more relaxed, maybe try Florianopolis (it's on an island, has less than half a million inhabitants and is generally safer than both Sao Paulo and Rio). If you'd like a big city that still has beautiful landscapes and beaches, Rio may be best.
I've never been to Porto Alegre, so I can't really comment there.
There are other cities that could be worth considering, such as Salvador and Recife. Both have good beaches, parties and some beautiful old streets.
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