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Brazilian Gringo is an educational service for foreigners in Brazil, that helps you learn Portuguese and understand the culture so that you’ll live a better life in Brazil.

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Brazil Integration Resources

Learn how to become a Brazilian Gringo so that you don’t just survive, but thrive in Brazil, and open new doors to lifestyle and business opportunities.

Brazilian Culture

Brazilian Culture

When in Brazil do as the Brazilians do

Live in Brazil

Live in Brazil

Practical tips for making life in Brazil less bureaucratic

Learn Portuguese

Learn Portuguese

Tips and resources for learning Brazilian Portuguese

Teach English in Brazil

Teach English in Brazil

Make a living in Brazil by helping Brazilians become world citizens

Brazilian Gringo Classroom

The Brazilian Gringo Classroom is where teachers from all over the world come to share their experiences about life in Brazil so that you are better prepared to move to Brazil, learn Portuguese, adapt to the culture and find success when you get here.

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My Mission to Learn Chilean Spanish

How I Came to Chile A lot of people who have been following me over the last few months have expressed confusion over my actions. Why was I in Bulgaria? What was I doing in Vietnam? What am I doing now in Chile? These are all very good questions that shall be answered...

The Ultimate Guide to the Brazilian Tourist Visa

In an attempt to simplify the lives of people who wish to travel to Brazil on a tourist visa I’ve created this page that should cover 99% of the questions that people have. Everything from how to apply for your Brazilian tourist visa, how to extend your visa,...

How to Fly Round Trip to Brazil for $397

One of the common misconceptions that people have about traveling is that plane tickets are really expensive. The truth is that you can bring your flight costs almost down to 0 if you take advantage of a little known system called Travel Hacking. A lot of credit card...

How to Volunteer at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

  I was recently contacted by a representative of British Consulate in Rio with an opportunity that might be interesting for some of you living in Brazil. Rio 2016 is looking to recruit foreign volunteers for the Olympic Games. They are looking to increase the...

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How I Became a Brazilian Gringo

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I left the US in 2010 to teach English to speakers of other languages. I did a teacher training course in Mexico and taught in Colombia for a short time before coming to Brazil. From the first moment I was hooked and I knew I wanted to stay in Brazil long term.

Since then I’ve lived in a number of different cities in Brazil, I’ve achieved a high level of Portuguese fluency and I’ve taught English to a lot of Brazilians.

I created this website to help the growing number of foreigners who want to teach English in Brazil and become Brazilian Gringos. If that is your dream I want to help make it happen. Let me know if I can help.
Read more about my story here.