CET Brazil

Sao Paulo Street

Dig into São Paulo

In a city as big as São Paulo, there is something for everyone. Check out the art galleries and studios in the Vila Madalena neighborhood. Snack on pão de queijo (cheese bread) as you and your roommates road trip to the beaches of Guarujá. Contribute to the community by volunteering to work with at-risk children. Try new foods at the many weekend fairs and markets across the city. Your Brazil experience is what you make it, and we’re here to help.
people strolling beach side at Salvador de Bahia

Go Where Tourists Don't Go

This program gets you out of the American bubble and interacting with all kinds of Brazilians. Your weeklong Traveling Seminar takes you to Salvador da Bahia to learn about the African roots of Brazilian culture. Your courses get you meeting community leaders and spending a night in a homestay. And your local roommate is there to show you the city, teach you Portuguese slang, and tell you everything you need to know about life in Brazil.
students gathered at a nearby village

Study Social Justice

You can’t learn about Brazil’s ladder of opportunity without considering those whom the ladder has left behind. Learn about social movements, examine poverty, question inequality. Engage with residents in marginalized communities. Then use your new insight to give back. Volunteer at a center that creates educational opportunities for disadvantaged children, or with an organization that provides art therapy to adults and children with disabilities.

Looking for a summer option? CET partners with Tulane University to run their Summer in Brazil program.Learn More on Tulane.edu

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Spring 02/05/2019 06/11/2019 18 Weeks 15-18 $17,990
What’s Included
None November 1
Fall  07/31/2019 11/30/2019 17 Weeks 15-18 $17,990
What’s Included
None May 1

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $14,490 goes to tuition & fees, and $3,500 goes to housing and other related costs.

Spring or Fall

$17,990/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,100 for airfare and $2,200 for meals. Students typically spend about $1,800 on personal expenses, too.

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What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is get on the bus.

Visa Fees & Support

We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You’ll need to do the legwork, but we pay the consular fees if you obtain your visa through the service we recommend.

Traveling Seminar

Your Traveling Seminar to Salvador da Bahia is completely covered. Just bring a camera and your curiosity.

Housing with a Local Roommate

We arrange your housing in an apartment, and find you a local roommate, too. Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, and other management costs.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in São Paulo. We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term, too.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.


Need money? CET offers over $300,000 in scholarship awards each year. You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a foreign language writing sample, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are encouraged to apply. CET programs are open to students from any US college or university.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Brazil, visa fees & associated costs, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.