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Teach a Host Family in Brazil with CHI's World Explorers!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

So many places, so little time

The total summary of this program can be best described as this: it was unlike anything I had experienced while being exactly like what I had done before. It was completely different in that I experienced a different country from the point of view of it's people and learned about their daily routines and a bit of how they form their life-layout plan.
It was the same in the sense that the every-day house life was exactly like back home. It got to the point where several times I forgot I was a visitor and even in a foreign country.
All lot of that probably has a lot to do with the laid back culture of Brazil. I went in with plenty of worries about how to act and adapt, but half of it was done for me by this program and the family. I couldn't have picked a better country to test this program in and suspect visits to the other countries they offer are not far in the future.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

In love with Sao Paulo!

I had an absolutely amazing experience on the ECVA program in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the fall of 2013. I stayed with my 2 host brothers, Joao and Paolo, for 1-month. The cool thing was that both of my hosts were close to my own age, so we basically just got to hang out a lot and get to know each other. The English lessons were really casual - CHI provided tutoring materials but I hardely used them! My host brothers wanted to learn the lyrics to American songs, movies and videos.

Both of my host brothers worked at a bank, but during different shifts. Their schedules allowed me to tutor them individually - one in the morning, and one in the evening. In my free time, I got to explore the city on my own and met some other great Brazilians. I was able to meet my local coordinator and volunteer teaching English to some other students through the agency in Brazil.

I had the weekends to travel and I went to Ubatuba and to Rio. Brazilian culture was so awesome and I made friends that I hope I will keep in touch with forever! I highly recommend the ECVA program in Brazil!

Institution Affiliates:

World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation