How to Decide Between Studying Portuguese in Brazil or Portugal

How to Decide Between Studying Portuguese in Brazil or Portugal

Is it better to study Portuguese in Portugal or Brazil? Both destinations have positive points and so deciiding where to go can be difficult. If you are currently weighing up your options let our guide help you make that decision.



Questions to Ask Yourself 

  • Why do you want to learn Portuguese
  • What is your budget
  • What type of language course are you looking for
  • Are you open to any destination
  • What level are you at
  • How adventurous are you


Top Reasons to Choose Brazil

Study Portuguese in Brazil or Portugal

  • Colourful culture
  • Friendly locals
  • Vibrant atmosphere
  • See incredible sights like the Amazon or Pantanal
  • Explore more of South America
  • The world famous festivals like Carnival are legendary
  • Depending on where you study the cost of living can be high
  • You can find Portuguese language courses in Brazil in the large cities and smaller towns
  • You can apply to join a volunteer project in Brazil to practise your language skills
  • Once you have picked up the basics you might want to choose to teach in Brazil


Top Reasons to Choose Portugal

Learn Portuguese in Portugal or Brazil

  • Portugal is a cheap destination to get to
  • You can find some of the best language schools in Portugal
  • Safety - generally Portugal is safer to live and study than Brazil
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Cheap cost of living
  • Close location to mainland Europe perfect if you would like to see more of the region
  • Amazing cities like Porto and Lisbon to live and study
  • You could combine learning with applying to work in Portugal



Related Pages


Related Opportunities

Private Portuguese Classes, Rio de Janeiro

Our private Portuguese classes in Ipanema are a highly effective and efficient way to learn Portuguese.

Combo Portuguese Language Course + Volunteering in Rio de Janeiro

Our Language Centre is located in Ipanema, the most popular and lively part of Rio de Janeiro. We offer group and private Portuguese classes and volunteer programs.

Rio Immersion

Learn Portuguese while exploring Rio de Janeiro with a private teacher-guide.

BRAZIL: Professional Portuguese Language Courses in Rio de Janeiro

Courses take place in the dazzling Rio de Janeiro. You can also combine a course with any other project in either location. We will place you in the right course for your level.

Paid TEFL Internship in Brazil

Teach English in Brazil for 4 months!

Group Portuguese Language Courses, Rio de Janeiro

We offer intensive Portuguese language courses in Ipanema for all levels with classes starting every two weeks. These courses are perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

TEFL Course in Natal, Brazil

Our TEFL course in Brazil is located in the amazing coastal city of Natal, apply today and you will be on your way to starting a TEFL course in a city where the sun seems to shine every day.

Online Brazilian Portuguese Language Courses

Enjoy the benefits of speaking Portuguese (Brazil) with a course from Rosetta Stone. Catering for absolute beginners our course will help you to develop a confident command of the Portuguese language, and at a pace that's convenient for you.

Highlights of Portugal

In Portugal, the sun is bright, the food is delicious, and the living is easy. Wander the hilly streets of coastal Lisbon, where you can munch on a custard tart while gazing at sun-dappled architecture. 

Amazon Guide Brazil

Travel to Brazil one of the world’s largest countries in to the heart of the worlds largest jungle: the Amazon.

Volunteer in Brazil with Urban Gardening - from just $42 per day!

This fantastic project was created with the goal of providing the residents of one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela (shanty town) communities - Complexo do Alemão, with nutritious food. 

BRAZIL: Latin American Dance Courses in Rio

Brazilians seem to be born with the natural ability to dance! Join us on a special Latin American Dance Course and get your skills up to scratch in the studio before hitting the streets.

Short & Long Term Volunteer Projects

We offer volunteer projects from 2 weeks up to 12 months in duration which are aimed at supporting the development of local communities.

Cultural Day Tours

Search and book day tours in cities and popular destinations around the world. Visit local sites and attractions with an experienced local guide.

Spanish Courses in Salamanca, Spain

Situated in western Spain, Salamanca is a beautiful university town.

Volunteer Projects for Teenagers

We send 16 – 17 year olds on to specially designed ‘teenager’ projects. Sometimes these projects might have older volunteers too but the focus will be suitable for teenagers. 

Rio to Cusco (37 Days) - Brazil, Bolivia & Peru Explorer

Places visited include Rio, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Curitiba, Iguazu Falls, Pantanal, Potosi, Salar de Uyuni. La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Inca Trail and Cuzco.

Road to Marrakech

Follow the road to Marrakech on this unforgettable trip visiting 3 countries: Spain, Morocco, Portugal.





About  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Company A-Z  |  Advertise  |  Press  |  Contact

One World 365 © 2007 - 2017