Program Details

  • Program Type: Combo
  • Location: Brazil
  • Starting Price: EUR 2,736.21

Alternating language courses with volunteer projects in Olinda, Brasil

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We offer regular courses in Portuguese Language Instruction for Foreigners in both group and private lessons, for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. For the best learning experience, the group courses are limited to a maximum of 6 people per class, and class meets Monday through Friday.

We have the perfect location in Olinda , the student is within walking distance of everything they might need day or night. A short 10 minute drive and we are in the heart of Recife , the 5th largest city in Brazil. Recife provides students with everything you would expect from a big city.

Week’s Activities in School

  • Capoeira Instruction
  • Dance Instruction
  • Music Instruction
  • Brazilian Culture Class
  • Brazilian Cine Sessions
  • Brazilian Cooking Class
  • International Dinner

Volunteer Programs

Medical Program

The course includes two weeks of intensive Portuguese classes and lectures on health addressing tropical diseases, public health, the government’s Family Health Program (PSF) and the doctor-patient relationship.

The goal of this program is to engage the student and help them understand the reality of public health in Brazil. For this reason the student will conduct a survey of the most common diseases in a number of different local communities, prepare and develop prevention workshops and produce a final report listing the difficulties faced by these communities when they need to access the public health system, specifically the PSF. 

Students will have the opportunity to work with the Instituto Solidare in Recife. In order for students to gain a broader understanding of the reality of Brazilian public health they will also work in a small town in the interior of Pernambuco, Panelas.

Volunteer with children

Our Volunteer program involves placing students in Orphanages & children’s safe houses for abused

This program is can be emotional for students as the children are always happy to see a  gringo” face. When the time comes to leave we know from personal experience that this can be a very emotional experience. 

Students will be at the service of the House Director. Things they might be expected to assist in would include maintenance, cleaning & cooking. The rest of the time would be spent playing with the kids.

The program lasts 4 weeks normally but we can be flexible with this as the Orphanages are very welcoming when foreign students visit. 

A minimum level of basic Portuguese is essential

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  • Cecilia Palacio-Ribon

    An excellent school with a great environment. All the teachers are cool. My experience learning Portuguese there was awesome. It was an opportunity to learn more than just a language because they offer a real immersion program to get into the Brazilian culture. If you want to learn beyond that Portuguese language, this school is your best option.


  • Portuguese course(16.5h/week) & material
  • Volunteer placement
  • Family stay accommodation
  • Activities once a week (capoeira, cooking, music, culture...)

Not included

  • Flights & taxes
  • Insurance


  • CELPE-BRAS training & exam
  • Meals
  • individual accommodation (Pousada, hotel, flat)
  • Airport transfers

Payment and cancellation terms depend on each specific school. We will send you the necessary informations with your registration form. Please contact us if you if you wish to receive information by e-mail

Logo-of-QISAN.jpgThe creation of the school in 2010 was the result of a partnership between two Brazilians & an Australian. We offer our students accuracy in the instruction of Portuguese. We pride ourselves on giving our students an experience that exceeds their expectations. Our attention to the individual students needs is our paramount concern.

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