Learn Portuguese in a small and safe environment. Qualified teachers and comfortable accommodations. We run short intensive Portuguese programs and long term (two semesters) Portuguese in exchange for ESL teaching. We are located in Santa Cruz do Sul, about a thousand kilometers south of São Paulo. It is a town of about 120,000 inhabitants. Santa Cruz started as a German immigration center in the 1800s, and nowadays a few people still speak German in the countryside. The city tends to be different than the typical images that people have of Brazil.
Santa Cruz is rather prosperous and safe comparing to other Brazilian cities. We are 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Porto Alegre, the largest city, the state capital and the nearest commercial airport.