One of the many advantages of going to college includes a broadening of the student's understanding of the world and its many cultures. Many students choose to extend that education by working in a foreign country to learn more about its geography, its history and its people. Many opportunities are available for those who would like to live and teach English in Rio de Janeiro. This exciting city offers many benefits to those interested in living in another country and helping to increase the skills of its residents.
Rio de Janeiro is a city full of life, music, culture and personality. A young city, Rio is demographically young as well, with 16.7 percent of its population between the ages of 15 to 24 and 43 percent of the people between the ages of 25 to 54. This city of 11 million people offers entertainment for people of all ages and tastes with a lively spirit of fun and enjoyment of life. The city holds Carnival each winter in preparation for Easter, a spectacular festival of parades, music, dancing and masquerade balls.
The famous beaches are another attraction of this exciting city. Copacabana and Ipanema offer those who come to Rio de Janeiro many opportunities to lounge on the gorgeous beaches of white sand and blue water. These are great places to relax and people-watch until your heart's content.
Art and History
Numerous interesting sites to visit are available for those interested in coming to teach in Rio de Janeiro. Experience a taste of Old Rio in Santa Teresa, home of turn of the century mansions, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Ride the old-fashioned streetcar to one of the many local bars.
Rio de Janeiro also offers incomparable natural environments near the city. Sugarloaf Mountain offers a panoramic view of the area. Tijura National Forest is another area of magnificent beauty, with the famous 98-foot-tall "Christ the Redeemer" statue at the top of the Corcovado Mountains.
Requirements to Teach English
The visa process to teach English in Rio de Janeiro can be complex and time consuming. Individuals who are interested in teaching in the city generally apply to one of the schools and then they handle the paperwork for you. Find out how you can apply and enjoy an unsurpassed English teaching experience in this exciting world-class city.
Teach English in Rio De Janeiro and Discover the Marvelous City
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