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What’s a CPF and how do I get it in Brazil?

Are you going to live in Brazil? So, you'll need a CPF. Check out how to get yours. This document has 11 digits and was created originally for purposes of taxation. It’s issued by the Receita Federal (Department of Federal Revenue). The CPF is very similar to the SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER in the United States. Any person living in Brazil, Brazilian or not, needs a CPF to purchase a real estate, a vehicle, a ce ...

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Regions of Brazil: States, Capitals and Statistics

   Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. It's geopolitically divided into 5 regions, subdivided in 26 States and the Federal District. Brazil is the largest country in South America (8.515.759 km²). The regions are: North, Northeast, Center-West, Southeast, South. This division uses criteria, such as: geographic, economic, cultural and social aspects.   North Most of the Amazon rainfo ...

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Brazilian Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese

Celpe-Bras is the Certificate of Proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese, developed by the Ministry of Education of Brazil and applied in Brazil and other countries. The Celpe-Bras is the only certificate of proficiency in Portuguese as a foreign language officially recognized by the Brazilian government. Internationally, it is accepted for businesses and educational institutions as proof of competence in the P ...

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Cultural Exchange Programs in Brazil

What's an exchange program? A student exchange program is a program in which students from a secondary school or university study abroad at one of their institution's partner institutions. Student exchanges became popular after World War II, and are intended to increase the participants' understanding and tolerance of other cultures, as well as improving their language skills and broadening their social hor ...

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São Paulo and its amazing numbers

São Paulo is the most populous and important city in Brazil. It's also known for the size of its helicopter fleet, nightlife. São Paulo has also the most prestigious educational institution of the country: University of São Paulo (USP). Having the largest economy by GDP in Latin America, the city is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange. The city has the 11th largest GDP in the world! The city holds events l ...

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Cost of Living in Brazil

It’s quite normal and clever to have an idea of how much you’re going to spend during your stay in foreign country. I know exactly how you feel about that. That’s why I decided to make this article. As country with continental proportions, Brazil has a wide variety of customs, accents and of course, costs of living. Just for you to have an idea, the cost of living in the Northeast region is 14% below the na ...

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