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The city is a popular destination for Brazilians but just being discovered by foreign visitors Maceio has some of the most alluring beaches in South America and the sea and lagoons dominate the landscape. Maceio has five urban beaches that follow one another each one its own peculiarities. Ponta Verde is usually the liveliest during the day, whose huts among the coconut trees usually offer delicious shrimp and lots of caipiriña. Sete Coqueiros, farther south, is notable for its crowded natural pools and its outdoor artisan fairs..

Further south,Pajucara has an intense nightlife earning the record throughout Brazil for the city with the most singers performing in one night. Finally, Jetiuca beach whose white sands mix in with other alternative diversions such as snorkeling, surfing, and windsurfing.

The tropical climate and the proximity to cities such as Recife and Salvador, make it an ideal location for Portuguese instruction. There are also several colonial towns worth visiting located just outside of Maceio, which still retain their colonial flavor. Distances to other cities: Recife – Maceió 25 minutes by plane, Salvador – Maceió 50 minutes by plane, Rio de Janeiro – Maceió 3:00 hours by plane, São Paulo – Maceio 2:50 minutes by plane nonstop.

Our program allows you plenty of time to discover your new country, culture and customs. Below are some of our recommended highlights. Some tours and packages can be organized when booking your program, please see the program price page for more information.

Maceió has a wide range of cultural and environmental places of interest to visit and easy to walk. Entire neighborhoods have been preserved as they were in colonial times with their whitewashed walls and red tile roofs. The Government Palace and Bom Jesus dos Mártires Church are worthwhile sights for any visitor.

Maceio has an outdoor market of local crafts ranging from dresses and T-shirts to handmade jewelry and hammocks. Many unique gifts can be found hear along with the usual tourist stuff.

The beachese are reputed to be among the best in Brazil - are Jatiúca, Jacarecica, Guaxuma and Garça Torta. Also good surfing just up the coast. Barra de São Miguel is a great beach with clear water and white sand, only 35 km from Maceio. Water sports include snorkeling, surfing, and windsurfing.

Our Portuguese language program allows you plenty of time to discover the culture of Maceio & Brazil.




Learn Portuguese in Maceio,enjoy your Portuguese learning vacation in the capital of the state of Alagoas.

Maceió offers beautiful beaches, natural swimming pools formed at low tide, lagoons and a tropical climate (average temperature 25°C). The city has a wide range of cultural places including the historic district with it's unique architecture (more)


Planning for your language immersion

  :: You will make your own travel arrangements.
:: Arrive independently into Maceio.
:: Your arrival day is Sunday.
:: Language courses start on Monday, finish Friday.
:: Your departure day is Saturday.
:: You will be studying and living with like-minded adult International students.

School details
& map

  Located in the Ponta Verde district, a modern residential area less than 10 mintes walk to the beach

Housed in two adjoining buildings, tropical plants and a garden surround the school and students and teachers spend much time relaxing in the gardens. Close to all amenities and most of the host families are within walking distance of the school.

Language course details
& options

  You have the following course options:

4 lessons daily: (20 group lessons per week)
6 lessons daily: (30 group lessons per week)

:: We accept all language levels / ages 18+
:: A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 50 minutes
:: Course runs Monday through Friday (mornings 8am)
:: Placement test & orientation on first day of course
:: Maximum 6 students per group class

Academic credit available: (if required)
Undergraduate Credit Through Brookhaven College

Lodging options

  You have the following accommodation options:

Host Family:
:: Private room
:: Meals included: breakfast & dinner daily
:: Meals will be local custom
:: Shared bathroom with family
:: Bed linens provided; must bring towels
:: You will be given a key to your lodgings
:: Located 10 - 30 mins. to school by public transport



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After class & weekend activities

  Enjoy social & cultural outings during the week: every 2 weeks the school organizes a FREE cultural day excursion to historical, ecological or tourist places of interest such as: Marechal Deader, S. Francisco river, Penned, Maurice forest.

Other activities include cooking classes, Brazilian dance classes - samba, forró, rítmos variados.

CAPOEIRA: Classes in the Brazilian martial art/dance considered to be an essential part of cultural heritage. Local groups lead you to both playful and serious interactions with this beautiful tradition.

Optional weekend excursions: Marechal Deader, S. Francisco river, Penned, Maurice forest, Ilha Grande (island off the coast), Itatiaia National Park or just enjoy the beautiful beaches.

Start dates & prices

  :: Course Start dates throughout the year
:: Set Start dates for beginners
:: Course ONLY option available
:: School closed on weekends & Public holidays
:: Prices are in US dollars

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- 10 minutes to beautiful beaches
- Beautiful colonial architecture
- Lacks major foreign tourists
- Good nightlife
- Undergraduate Credit

Arrival airport: MACEIO
You will probably arrive into Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport located outside Maceió.

Study Portuguese in Maceio Brazil

Study Portuguese in Maceio Brazil

Study Portuguese in Maceio Brazil

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