Brazil is comprised of almost 200 million people, representing the result of one of the most peaceful and successful migration processes in terms of ethnic formation in the world; distributed among an area of 8,5 million kilometer square. Brazil is a privileged country.
The extensive Atlantic coast, with cinematographic beaches, contrasting with mineral-rich Mountains, integrates plain and plateau, propitiating an abundant harvest of various kinds that are exported to different parts of the world throughout the entire year. Brazil, with its rain forests, is the fifth largest and most populated country in the world.
Nowadays, Brazil is passing through a special moment in its history in terms of economic, institutional and social matters. Brazil is the second largest economy on the American continent, only behind the United States, and is positioned among the 6 largest economies of the world.
Brazilian economy is established in a rich and competitive market. The discovering of the pre-salt reserves elevated the country to a prominent position in the world in terms of oil reserves and production levels. Agriculture, mineral extraction, manufacture (automobiles, airplanes, electric equipment and electronics, clothing, etc.) wholesale trade, product distribution nets and the service sector, give excellent growth opportunities to entrepreneurs, as well as to professionals.
The students that choose a Brazilian university to develop their academic career will find undergraduate and graduate centers of excellence, and interesting areas for the development of research that are recognized worldwide. Above all, those students will be able to enjoy the courtesy of the Brazilian people to foreign visitors, the natural capacity to make friends, and the opportunity to be part of a journey to transform Brazil into one of the 5 largest economies in the planet in the next 10 years.
The official language in Brazil is Portuguese, the result of the colonization process started by Portugal in the 16th century.