U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Americas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-14-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: West Coast
1,199 posts, read 2,198,885 times
Reputation: 2098

Advertisements

What work besides ESL teaching can an American professional get in Brazil if you are not affiliated with an American corporation, but willing to learn Portugese? Is it even possible to work in the country without getting transferred from an American Corp.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-14-2011, 04:03 PM
 
230 posts, read 784,848 times
Reputation: 222
It is complicated to get a work visa in Brazil, most of the expats who are here on work visas were transfered from abroad. There are others, (such as myself), who got permanent residency through other means. These include marriage, family reunion, having a child on Brazilian soil, investment visa (very comlicated also), and maybe some others I can't think of off the top of my head. There is a shortage of skills here in certain areas but the government doesnt make it easy for companies to bring in expats to compensate. Therefor the company has to really want your skills. The skills most in demand are probably those in the oil industry and maybe agricultural industry. If you are a petroleum engineer or something like that you should be able to find someone to sponsor you. If you just have your degree in business then you are a dime a dozen and will probably end up teaching english unless you get transfered here from a company you are already working for, such as IBM, Ernest and Young ect.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-03-2011, 12:31 AM
 
7 posts, read 11,375 times
Reputation: 11
Beside working in Brazil you can also visit Brazil as a tourist.. They have great places and you can find job while you are enjoying your vacation there..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-03-2011, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Macao
15,956 posts, read 36,235,881 times
Reputation: 9496
I was once an American in Brazil.

Loved it there.

Keep up these threads, and someday Brazil might get it's own forum! Granted I'm way ahead of myself, as it sounds like we're about to get continents soon....I think?

But of my ten months in South America, I absolutely loved being in Brazil.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-03-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Republic of New England
633 posts, read 1,284,568 times
Reputation: 192
I would love to live in Brazil
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-03-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: South Florida
314 posts, read 720,832 times
Reputation: 172
So nice this thread! I am looking to teach English in Brazil in March of next year..I can't wait!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-06-2011, 07:49 PM
 
2 posts, read 4,742 times
Reputation: 13
What is the cost of living in Brazil on the beach renting a room eating out for 1or2 ppl? I would like to retire 3mos a yr somewhere safe but with some entertainment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2011, 01:19 AM
 
5,823 posts, read 10,173,731 times
Reputation: 4537
A Brazilian friend of mine just visited San Francisco, LA and Vegas and told me there were a lot of commonalities between Brazil and the US, she finds that amazing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2011, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Macao
15,956 posts, read 36,235,881 times
Reputation: 9496
Quote:
Originally Posted by pigeonhole View Post
A Brazilian friend of mine just visited San Francisco, LA and Vegas and told me there were a lot of commonalities between Brazil and the US, she finds that amazing.
I felt that was when I went down to Brazil.

1) Just massive, massive, massively large countries...even things that look like they're close together on a map, are easily 12-15 hours by bus.

2) Similar origins/histories with Brazil and the U.S. when it came to Africa/Africans. Many of the same social problems as well.

3) Massive amounts of musical genres. Brazil is the only one that seems as rich and plentiful and with the ability to just keep creating new genres of music altogether on such a high and frequent level.

4) They both struggle with their Native Indigeneous past. The U.S. seems to have actually stopped taking land from indigeneous though, Brazil seems to keep on going with that. Saw a story not even a month ago, of something like 10,000 Amazonians losing their lands to a dam-builder.

5) Crime, slums, guns and drugs seem to ravish both countries.

There are a ton of others, but those are some of the most glaring ones.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2011, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
2,037 posts, read 2,559,922 times
Reputation: 1128
Both are very diverse!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Americas
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top