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Country
Brazil
Locations
Various Locations
Duration of Program
2-12 Weeks
Dates of Program
Monday of each Week
Group/Independent
Independent
Age Restrictions
18+ Years

 
 
Project Review

Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America and the 5th largest country in the world. Brazil is so large that it borders all other South American countries except for Chile and Ecuador. This tropical land is not only known for its size but its ecological treasures with a large Atlantic coast, a mountain range, and the Amazon river basin and rainforest. Despite its amazing beauty there is a great need for humanitarian aid in Brazil. With around 186 million citizens, 40 million live below the poverty level, a staggering number mostly due to social injustice and a struggling economy. World Endeavors offers an amazing opportunity to help Brazil and its people at the grassroots level. Choose from teaching, orphanage, environmental conservation, wildlife conservation, health education, and community development projects.

 
 
Major Responsibilities

    Volunteers help shape young lives in Brazil by sharing their English skills and teaching talents. Volunteers act as classroom assistants, aiding Brazilian English teachers and providing tutoring help to students who require it. Volunteers can also get involved with the children through extra-curricular activities, such as sports, theater, and the arts.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to improve their teaching skills as well as get a feel for what teaching ESL is like.  For many impoverished children, English skills play an essential part in moving up the socio-economic ladder.

 
 
Cost/Program Fee
USD $1,308 (2 Weeks) and USD $2,836 (12 Weeks)

 
 
What program fee Includes

    Cost Includes:

    • Home stay accommodations
    • 2 meals per day
    • On-site orientation
    • Travel medical insurance
    • Cell phone rental
    • Pre-departure handbook and pre-trip guidance
    • English speaking representative in-country for your assistance
    • 1 week Portuguese language training for programs 4 weeks and longer
    • Volunteer placement
    • 24/7 emergency phone support

    Not Included:

    • Round-trip transportation to Brazil
    • Additional meals
    • Visa expenses
    • Optional trips and excursions
    • Personal expenses
    • Daily transportation costs

 
 
Skills/ Qualifications

No specific skills are required but the volunteer should be helpful, flexible and eager to learn new culture.

 
 
Arrangements for Room/Food

Accommodations: Home stays with Brazilian host families. In more remote placements, alternative accommodations may be provided.

Food: Traditional Brazilian food is included (breakfast and dinner).

 
 
Application Process

Application Process: Click on the link below to apply.

http://www.worldendeavors.com/Enroll.html

 
 
Any Missing Important Information

    Note:

    • Programs generally start on Monday of each week. Participants can choose when they would like to start and the duration of their volunteer program. A typical program ranges from 4 to 6 weeks. Check with World Endeavors for alternate dates or durations.

    • We encourage volunteers to apply as far in advance as possible. Generally it is best to submit your application at least 12 weeks prior to your intended start date, but exceptions can be made if the volunteer is willing to work with World Endeavors to expedite the enrollment process. 

    • Please note that placements in orphanages and schools are generally not available from December 15th through January 25th, as well as for 2 weeks in July.

 
 

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