Study Abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Study Abroad in Sao Paulo: Cultural Excursions

Included in your program fee are a range of activities which will take you outside São Paulo and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Brazil.

Juquehy (Day trip)

Included in program fee

Students take a day trip to Juquehy Beach, located on the north coast of the state of São Paulo, approximately 95 miles from the city of São Paulo. The stunning beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing and relaxing in the sunshine.

Includes transportation and lunch.

Santos (Day trip)

Included in program fee

Santos has the biggest seaport in Latin America. It has large industrial complexes and shipping centers, which handle a large portion of the world’s coffee exports, as well as a number of other Brazilian exports including steel, oil, cars, oranges, bananas and cotton. The city is also home to the Coffee Museum, where coffee prices were once negotiated. There is also a football memorial, dedicated to the city’s greatest players, which includes Pelé, who played for Santos Futebol Clube. Its beachfront garden is in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest beachfront garden in the world.

Includes transportation, activities and lunch.

Embu das Artes (Day trip)

Included in program fee

The colorful colonial town of Embu is known as the handicraft capital of São Paulo. The Feira de Artes and Artesanato de Embu (Arts and Handicraft Fair of Embu) was launched in the late 1960s and it has been attracting tourists from all over the world ever since. You’ll have the chance to explore the open fair, shops and art galleries.

During the visit you will also see the Museu de Arte Sacra, a former Jesuit school which was founded in 1730 and the Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário, a rare example of Baroque architecture.

Includes transportation and lunch.

Optional Excursion to Rio de Janeiro (3 Days – $645)

Fly to the exhilarating city of Rio de Janeiro, also known as cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), and stay in a hotel in the famous Copacabana or Ipanema district.

The next day, visit the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer located at the top of Corcovado Hill. Then continue up to Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) which has become one of Rio’s main attractions due to its sheer height and unmistakable outline and from where you will have unparalleled panoramic views of the city.

The next morning, tour Jardim Botânico, a lush green oasis in an otherwise frenetic city. Enjoy free time before returning to São Paulo.

Fee includes flights, accommodations, breakfast, lunch and entrance fees as indicated. A minimum enrollment of 10 students is required for the excursion to run.

Dates and itineraries for all excursions are tentative and subject to change