Exchange Program Brazil
education (grau 2) covers from grades 9 to 11 with the possibility of staying
on for a further year. There is often a local selection examination for
entry to this cycle.
may also take a course ranging from three to five years in a variety of
technical and vocational fields leading to the qualification of Certificado
de Auxiliar Técnico (Assistant Technician) or Diploma de Técnico de Nivel
Médio (Technician), such as SENAC (National Service for Commercial Learning)
and SENAI (National Service for Industrial Learning). Holders of these qualifications
may take the university entrance examination. In general, classes
in Brazil begin at 7 am and end at noon. Students and parents often have
lunch at home, as it is the most important meal of the day. There is no
school on Sunday, but some schools do have classes or tests on Saturday
mornings. Brazilian students are expected to spend the afternoon studying
independently at home.
courses is an important part of the
programmes have also been established in basic training
Básica) leading to a Certificado de Habilitação Básica.
Schools in Brazil begin in mid-February
(after summer vacation) and finish by the end of November. The school year
is divided into 4 quarters with only one vacation break for 4 weeks in July.
Summer vacation is from December to February.
There are three grade levels in the Brazilian
high school system:
Typical subjects in a Brazilian high school include:
Portuguese Language & Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics,
Biology, History, Geometry, Physical Education, and English.
Student Exchange Program
15 Dec to: 28 Feb