If you’re traveling to Brazil to live in the lap of luxury, whether for business or pleasure, here are some tips for you to optimize your experience and avoid awkward situations.
Einstein would be proud. Time in Brazil flows differently; you might have felt it when visiting the country. If you look around, you may notice people walking slowly, relaxed, enjoying themselves... but behind (what looks like) a very casual pedestrian might be a highly skilled and accomplished
What are some distinctly Brazilian pastimes? How about business practices unique to the country? Inquiring minds want to know... and we're here to answer! Become a pro in Brazilian culture. Check out six things you'll only do in Brazil: 1. Greet Your Co-Workers With a Kiss on the Cheek A kiss on
In the US, much ink has been be spilled over potential employers checking your Facebook page. In American culture, people like to separate their private life from their business life, and most are fervent defenders of their privacy rights. This is closely connected to the American value of
With a hot labor market, growing economy ripe with opportunity, wonderful weather and beautiful scenery, who wouldn't want to go a Brazilian University to round off their education? How about if we tell you that there are no tuition fees in Brazil's top universities – because they are public
We've all experienced them: misunderstandings, irritations, feelings of exclusion, a sense of inferiority – all common daily challenges when you’re trying to do business with speakers of different languages. We try and get used to each other’s accents and accept the language mistakes that are
Have you heard of Tiago Abravanel? He is a Brazilian singer and actor. His new song named Eclético is very catchy and its music video is fun and creative. In the music video, Tiago impersonates several Brazilian celebrities. We recommend this song for your cultural learning. We have created a
One of my favorite Brazilian music videos to put on and listen to is Tarde em Itapuã sung acoustically by its composer Toquinho and invited guest Gil Gilberto. It’s such a great, soothing song and it has the power to transport me back to any number of Brazilian beaches I’ve sat and pondered life on.
What is the first image that comes to mind when you think about Brazil? I asked this question on our Facebook page and created this interactive image based on the replies posted by our community members. Click the colorful icons on the picture below; hover your mouse over the picture to see them.
The Brazilian flag has gone through many iterations. Since Brazil was an empire (1822 - 1889), the flag has consisted of a green field, with a yellow diamond in the middle (only this previous version had a coat of arms in the center). By 1889, when Brazil became a republic, the flag changed along