Study Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro, known as the "Cidade Maravilhosa" or wonderful city.
With its white sandy beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain, numerous little islands, beautiful rainforests, the famous statue of Christ and its perfect weather, it’s easy to see why Rio de Janeiro is a favorite destination with visitors from all over the world.
Outside your Portuguese lessons, there is plenty to keep you occupied in this incredible city: you can enjoy relaxing in the sunshine on the beaches of Copacabana, the most popular beach with tourists, or trendy Ipanema. There are also numerous museums, shops and theatres to explore, as well as many bars and restaurants. While on the outskirts of the city is the Tijuca National Park and its beautiful lagoon, where you can see numerous different animals and plants.
The "cariocas", as the locals are called, are known for being open and welcoming. The city has a reputation for loving to party and the locals certainly have a celebratory spirit, happy to turn any occasion into a chance to have fun. Of course, the biggest party of the year is Carnaval in February, when the streets are filled with samba, dancing and flamboyant parades for five days.