BRASA, formally launched in 1992, is a Brazilian, student-run organization supporting and promoting Brazilian studies globally. BRASA aims to enrich the experiences of students around the world who are interested in business careers in Brazil, and Brazilian culture in general. BRASA also works to advise over 10,000 students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels in Brazil about educational opportunities in the US and abroad.
“BRASA students are change-makers-doers,” said BRASA Founder Matheus Farias. “They impact their schools in many ways: creating awareness towards Brazil, fostering partnerships between Brazilian universities and their own schools, pushing Portuguese as a foreign language to be offered on campus, and sharing the Brazilian culture with other students. BRASA students have also taken the lead in connecting their universities with the private sector in Brazil.”
BBR Education, the world’s leading publisher of education-focused guides for Latin America, works with BRASA to help forge new relationships between BRASA and American universities with an interest in receiving Brazilian students, creating research partnerships with Brazil, and in Brazilian studies. In conjunction with BRASA, BBR Education will be co-hosting Live Hangout Chats for Brazilian students interested in studying in the US. Learn more on BRASA’s Facebook page!
Want more information in person? BRASA has recently begun Ambassador Programs at the high school and undergraduate levels where BRASA students visit schools in Brazil to share their experience abroad and provide basic advice. At the high school level, BRASA members have already visited schools like Colégio Etapa, Dante, and Colégio Militar in Rio de Janeiro. Also recently, BRASA students have spoken at UFSC in Santa Catarina, UFBA in Bahia and UNESP in São Paulo.