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Argentina

Brazil

Imagine a school year in captivating Brazil, the largest country in

South America. This beautiful country, whose official language is

Portuguese, offers a rich blend of cultures and traditions. In north-

ern Brazil, you’ll find smaller towns and a more rustic way of life, while Sao

Paulo has cosmopolitan flair, and Rio de Janeiro offers relaxing beaches and wide

promenades for bicycling.

Year round you will discover neighborhood festivals, street parades and music like

nowhere else in the world. Most famous is the Carnival of Brazil, where rhythm,

participation and costumes vary from one region to another. Brazilian society

includes people of indigenous, Portuguese, European and African de-

scents. All have one thing in common: they are open and affectionate

and highly value meal times.

Wherever you live, from a modern city to a charming smaller

town, the warmth and spirit of Brazil will make your

exchange year an unforgettable experience.

The land of endless pampas, gauchos, rainforests with beautiful

natural waterfalls, the Andean mountains, beautiful sandy beaches,

but also the lively and sophisticated city of Buenos Aires, a metropolis

style Europe: all this is Argentina.

If you like music, dancing, good food and the Latin culture, Argentina

will give you an unforgettable experience of study and life. As family

plays a central role in the social structure of Argentina, you may find

the grandparents living with your host family and many other fam-

ily members nearby; you will soon realize that the hospitality and the

warmth of the people will remain with you forever. Chatting with them

all over an extended lunch or dinner, on nice days perhaps over asado,

the famous Argentinian barbeque, will become your favorite pastime.

The excellent school system will allow you to take interesting classes

while you perfect your Spanish and perhaps join one or more sports

team. All with ample space for getting together with your Argentine

friends, in the central town square, at home or in the local café.

Study as an ASSE Exchange Student in one of the world’s largest

Spanish speaking countries and discover yourself why the Argentinians

value tradition and hospitality so much.