Hofstede Dimensions: What we can learn about Brazilian Culture (part 2)
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm We are continuing to talk about cultural differences between Brazil and other countries. On the previous post we covered Individualism vs Collectivism dimension of Hofstede model a
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Five things you should know about Maceió
If you are thinking about going to Maceió but don´t have time to do a deep internet research, don´t worry! This short guide from our Portuguese teacher Kátia will help you to get an idea about the city. The most beautiful beaches of Brazil are located around Maceió Maceió is at
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Zika virus in Brazil — insider view
It has started last year, when I heard the name Zika for the first time. Suddenly this word appeared in the air and people started to talk about it. Some of my friends got infected. It was even funny in the beginning. The face gets read and a bit swollen, so the person looks like it h
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Volunteering stories: The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST)
The article is written by our volunteer Anna Thiry, student of geography at university of Heidelberg, Germany. Anna volunteered for Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) and participated in various activities of Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Maceió as well as at the “interior&
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Crash Course Brazilian Portuguese
This crash course is designed specially for our students and volunteers coming to GoBrazil. GoBrazil is located at Maceió. The airport here is small and doesn´t have international flights, therefore our students are coming mostly to Recife airport and need to survive without Portugu
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Learning Portuguese for career in Brazil
Finding a job in Brazil is generally difficult for a foreigner, as most employers require the candidate to already have a visa and work permit for Brazil before applying. On top of that, many companies require some Portuguese language skills. As in any other country speaking local lan
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Portuguese word of the month: Amar!
Unlike the rest of the world the Lovers´ day (Dia dos Namorados) in Brazil is on 12 of June. Celebrating this day let us introduce you to a poem “Amar!” (engl. to love) of famous Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca. Love (port. “amor”) is the theme that prevailed
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Teach English in Brazil: 5 tips for volunteers
The greatest problem that volunteers teaching English to kids are facing in Brazil is the lack of motivation. The kids don´t feel the need to learn another language, sit in the classroom after school again. Many of them are just forced by parents to come and even not because that par
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Volunteering in Brazil: challenging experience
Modern volunteers are different from those who first came to the poor countries with their volunteering missions. Nowadays there is broad choice of organisations offering volunteering services like GoBrazil. All what you need to do is to register and find the way to cover living costs
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Carnival in Brazil Maceió
Lets get the party started! Summer in Brazil is getting to its peak. All the business processes are getting slower, working days shorter, deadlines are shifting to the beginning of March. In the meantime, the shops are getting new colorful decorations and filling its shelves with dive
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