Brazilian Experience Programs
Our internship program provides participants with an opportunity to gain international practical experience while simultaneously immersed in Brazilian culture and work environment....
Brazilian Experience Reviews
Carefree in Brazil
Submitted by Jordan Phillips - - | April 10, 2018
I spent three months in the beautiful southern city of Curitiba working as an Accounting Assistant. My days were carefree and enjoyable. I loved the building and the people I worked with. The city itself was gorgeous and littered with parks and friendly active people. I was able to travel to various cities around Brazil and enjoy Carnaval on a beautiful beach in Floripa while my hometown was being snowed in. And I owe it all to Brazilian Experience.
In September 2017 when I first applied on their website I was skeptical about how my experience would go. I didn’t know portuguese, I had yet to graduate and if I am honest, I did not even have a passport. Three months pass and I have a job with one of the largest accounting companies in the world, a home with an amazing family who spoke English (thank god) and a student visa to the beautiful country of Brazil. While in Brazil I was shown around town, given opportunities to meet other gringos(foreigners) and I had a helpline any time I needed it.I was able to live a dream of mine because of the hard work of Rafaela and Thais and I will be forever thankful. If you are interested in Brazil I encourage you to take the first step and contact Brazilian Experience!
Brazilian Experience responded to this review April 11, 2018 at 2:58 PM
Thank you for coming! Congratulations for allowing yourself to board this experience with an open mind and positive attitude.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are looking forward to have you back in Brazil!
Wishing you a lot of success on your career. Keep in touch!!
One of the best experience in my life
Submitted by Chiara - University of Rostock | March 08, 2018
I was in Florianopolis in November 2015 and I really miss my time there. I worked as a volunteer in the organization R3 animal: I couldn't speak Portuguese when I arrived, but after the first week I could understand it pretty well and in the second I could start to have some conversation with the locals. And that was possible because of the amazing people that worked there and helped me a lot: even if it was difficult because of the language, everyone tried to talk with me and to find a way to communicate.
I lived with a girl that also worked there and she introduced me to all her friends. I felt really accepted and it was nice to spend time with them. I am still in contact with some of them and I hope to have another chance to go back.
My support person in Florianopolis was always avaible and helped me every time I need it. She also showed me some cool places! Also the support from the central organization in Curitiba was very good.
My overall experience with BrazilianExperience was more than good and the same was with the R3 organization.
Florianopolis is a really cool city, with a lot of beaches and other cool places.
I can only reccommend an experience like that: it was my first time outside Europe and thanks to all the nices people I met, it was one of the most amazing time in my life! Totally worth it!
Brazilian Experience responded to this review March 08, 2018 at 11:34 AM
Dear Chiara, we appreciate you taking the time to review our program and share your experience with future volunteers.
Hope you can come back to visit us someday!
Our best regards from Brazil!
Submitted by Andrea - Texas Tech University | October 09, 2017
I loved my experience in Brazil! Not only I was able to get hands-on experience in my field, but I also got to know different places, food, and culture! Brazilian people were very welcoming and friendly. Our host family made us feel at home and people at work were very patient and understanding with our lack of Portuguese training. The program's local coordinator also checked on us and was willing to help us with anything we needed. Overall, it was a great experience! I would highly recommend Brazilian Experience to any student who is open-minded and want to get experience working for an industry.
Brazilian Experience responded to this review October 10, 2017 at 2:36 PM
Thank you for your review, Andrea! We are glad you were able to enjoy your internship and feel like home in Brazil. We wish you a bright future!
Submitted by Alexandra Araya - Universidad de Costa Rica | October 02, 2017
It was in 2015 when i decide to travel somewhere, alone, and with something to do with volunteer job. Searching on the internet i found the program of Brazilian Experience and i knew it was the one. I was very afraid because it was a month away from my parents and everything that was familiar to me but in the other hand, i truly believe it's an experience that everyone should have. It gives you maturity, independence, gives you the opportunity to know a new culture, different people (whom by the way, were lovely with me since minute 1), food, places, smells, everything.
Since i got in the airplane i told to myself "ok now i really messed up" because i has this roller coaster of emotions, but honestly, i can't wait to have another oportunity like that.
Brasil is huge, so i wasn´t able to known all the places i want but if you can, take one or two weeks to travel around it will be the best!!
Taste everything, take pictures, don´t be afraid of talk in portuguesse, ask questions, buy books in portugesse, go and walk around!!!
Submitted by Jacob Recoon - Rochester Institute of Technology | October 02, 2017
Overall my experience with Brazilian Experience was wonderful. It was a life changing adventure that I will remember and cherish for a lifetime. The company they placed me in was great, and their guidance throughout the trip was very helpful and useful. I had my own living arrangements planned, so I cannot comment on that part, but the other students who were there said they enjoyed their housing arrangements. The only complaint that I have is the representative I was in communication with went on vacation about a month and half before my departure date, and when I had to get my visa and a lot of paperwork for my trip, I felt like it was a lot of last minute scrambling, because we lost a week and a half of communication. Everything worked out in the end, but my advice would be tell people that they will need to travel for a visa more than a couple weeks before their planned trip.