Famous for its rainforests, beaches, and lively city life, Brazilian society includes people of indigenous, Portuguese, European, and African ancestries. Brazil is home to the carnival, a world-famous celebration, as well as neighborhood festivals, street parades, and a music scene unlike anywhere else in the world.

Teens in Brazil socialize by going to each other’s homes on the weekends, as well as cafes and town centers. There are many national fairs throughout the year that you can attend, including the world-renowned Carnaval. Teenagers often take language classes after school at private language institutes, or study music, art or dance. Schools rarely offer extracurricular activities, but there are many community organizations you can join to volunteer, learn about the community and make friends. Sports, especially soccer, are very popular with girls and boys.