Overview of Brazil
Fundamental education is free for everyone (including adults), and mandatory for children between the ages of 6-14. Secondary education is also free, but it is not mandatory. Higher education is free at public universities. Organized in 4 levels with the same # of years as the U.S. Education:
Pre-School Education: Nursery School for children up to 3 years old and kindergarden for children from 4 to 6 years old.
The school system in Brazil has a school year which starts in February / March, with a break in July and continues until early December. Summer vacation goes from mid-December to early February.Brazil has excellent opportunities for university and other higher education study.
Taken from Education USAThe following links provide additional background on Brazilian education as well as links to universities around the country:
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