Brazil

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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 3,400 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Brazil.

  • Academic year: Mid February/March-December
  • Major school holidays/break:
    • Summer break: December-January/February
    • Carnival: 40 days before Easter
    • Easter: March or April
    • Tiradentes Day: April 21
    • Labor Day: May 1
    • Corpus Christi: May 31
    • School Vacation: July
    • Independence Day: September 7
    • Lady of Aparecida: October 12
    • All Souls Day: November 2
    • Republic Day: November 15

Structure of the University System

 

  • Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4-5
  • The language of instruction in universities: Portuguese 
  • Degrees offered: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate