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Business and General Brazilian Portuguese Immersion

You will have access to all the benefits of small or private classes, as well as the best of Brazil’s most experienced teachers, from a variety of specialist backgrounds.

• Lessons can be from 1 to 4 hours long;
• For students of all levels;
• We also offer intensive courses;
• Accent Reduction Program.

A Snapshot of Belo Horizonte

A modern, sophisticated metropolis with a temperate climate and booming economy, Belo (as it’s often referred to by the locals) boasts plenty of lush parks, squares, several universities, and thousands of young people from all over Brazil. As one of the hotbeds of Brazilian culture, the city is rife with hip cafés, a pulsating nightlife, arguably the best cuisine in Brazil, and an overflowing cultural agenda with year-round concerts, plays, festivals and events of all types.

Strategic Location

Belo is located in the heart of Minas Gerais, one of the most beautiful Brazilian states, and just an hour flight from Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia (Brazil’s capital).

The city is home to Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro, two of the most successful and celebrated soccer clubs in South America. Its stadium is the second largest in Brazil (Mineirão) and was selected as a host city for the 2014 World Cup.


We’ve carefully selected our Brazilian host families from Belo Horizonte’s safest, cleanest, and most modern areas. You will receive your own room, meals, whilst enjoying the best of people’s warmth and hospitality. They will grant you the respect that any student would expect. The families we have selected are excited to host you during your stay and are eager to share and learn, as well as form part of your unforgettable experience. However, if the homestay stay isn’t what you have in mind and you prefer a little more independence, we do have alternative housing options (below).

Shared Apartment

For the independent minded, Trends offers a shared apartment, close to the host school, with other study abroad students. The student will be given their own room, be provided with internet, cable TV, phone, and basic utilities.

Apart Hotels and Hotels

Sophistication and style in the most refined neighborhood, just a short walk distance from us.