Brazil’s dazzling coastlines, tropical jungles, and bustling urban centers are almost too much for the first-time visitor to take in. The country is so large that it borders all other South American countries except for Chile and Ecuador, and it is renowned for its biodiversity, boasting the ecological jewels of the Amazon Rainforest and the Pantanal wetlands. Beyond its natural wonders, Brazil is a vibrant cultural melting pot. Music, dance and celebration are a part of the national diet whether you travel to the remote Amazon, a São Paulo high rise, or a favela in Rio.
Brazil’s natural beauty astounds, but what impresses visitors to this South American country most is the warmth and friendliness of the Brazilian people. A blend of African, indigenous, and European influences, Brazilian culture is unique in its diversity. Having given the world samba, Carnaval, bossa nova, and Pelé, the Brazilian people are fiercely proud and passionate about their country.
World Endeavors offers international internship and volunteer abroad programs in Brazil. Internships provide participants with resume-boosting, real-world experience in a variety of professional fields. Volunteering in Brazil allow participants to make a difference by working with nonprofit education, community development, health care and education, wildlife and environmental conservation, and social welfare organizations.
World Endeavors internship and volunteer programs in Brazil are located in the city of Piracicaba, just a couple of hours from bustling São Paulo. Piracicaba offers a culturally immersive and welcoming base from which interns and volunteers can explore all that Brazil has to offer.
I absolutely loved my host family. I always felt comfortable with them and they were very caring and considerate. They became my very good friends and I hope to visit them again.
-Stephany, Volunteer in Brazil