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Brazil, Practical Experience for Teaching English Abroad


Andradina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Program Description

The Brazil Short Term study abroad will explore the culture and educational system of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The program provides students with an array of professional and intercultural experiences in a number of cities throughout the state. Participants will visit elementary & language immersion schools and have supervised practical experiences teaching in English classes for Fifth grade through adult learners. Additionally, this program offers many opportunities for interaction with students, teachers, families, and new friends!

Location Description

The program will take place in Brazil, in the state of Sao Paulo. The majority of our practicum experience will take place in Andradina. We will visit schools and cultural sights in Sao Paulo city, Andradina, Mirandopolis, Tres Lagoa, Santos, and other locations around the state.


Lisa Schick | | COE, Foundations and Exceptional Education


Accommodations will be provided for through hotels, with two meals per day included in the program fee.

Additional Items to Consider

A tourist VISA is required for entry into Brazil, and some immunizations are recommended. Cell phones are required.

This program is targeted towards sophomores through graduate students.

The program is designed for Education minors, foreign language majors, or others who may want to teach English abroad. Interested, enthusiastic students from all majors are welcome and encouraged to apply.

If you are enthusiastic, like meeting people, are eager to teach English for a few weeks, and are ready for some hard work and a little adventure, this trip is for you!

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

  • JMU Short-Term Application Form

  • A supplemental essay addressing the following question:

    " What are your personal and professional interests as they relate to studying in Brazil?"

  • Submit a completed Faculty recommendation form.

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.5..

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


EDUC 310: Teaching in a Diverse Society (3 credits)

TESL 470: Instructional Strategies for English as a Second Language (3 credits)

TESL 381: Practicum in TESOL Instructional Strategies (3 credits)

TESL 570: Methods for ESL (3 credits)

TESL 582: Graduate, practicum (3 credits)