Brazilians interested in coming to the United States for post-secondary education have had their eye on Florida for years – and not only for the famous beaches and nightlife. The country’s fourth-largest state is home to several world-renowned universities, including the University of Miami, the University of Florida, Barry University, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida International University.
A booming economy provides a multitude of opportunities for internships in fields ranging from tourism to banking to medicine, and affordability allows for a comfortable standard of living. Students from Latin America will feel at home in culturally and linguistically-diverse Florida, where 1/5 of the population is foreign-born and more than 30,000 university students hail from abroad.
Drawn to the safety and high-quality reputation of American colleges and universities, international students will be further impressed by the wide array of specialized academic programs where experiential learning might take the form of a culinary internship aboard a cruise ship or many other equally interesting avenues.
In addition to first-class universities, international families with younger kids will be pleased to find some of the country’s best boarding and day schools in South Florida. Rigorous, college-preparatory academics are coupled with plentiful opportunities for technology, athletics, arts, and music at schools such as North Broward Prep, Saint Andrew’s School and Florida Christian Academy, all of which emphasize international education and host a significant number of foreign students.