AIESEC SFU is raising awareness of Brazil to promote exchange opportunities! Some of these opportunities include:

•         Organizing English conversation classes for college students

•         Developing a sustainability proposal for an NGO focused on the improvement of life quality

•         Organizing an event for college students to promote cultural diversity and awareness

To promote these great opportunities we are going to provide some facts that you may or may not have known about Brazil.

Brazil is a South American country with a mostly tropical climate. Due to its historical ties with the Portugal its official language is Portuguese. Brazil is also known for its beautiful beaches and historical monuments such as the statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janiero. Even if you are not a religious person this is definitely a sight to see.

Still not convinced? Well, without further ado here are ten interesting facts about Brazil in no particular order:

  1. Brazil has almost a third of the world’s 300 monkey species which makes home to the largest species of monkeys.

    Tamarin, a rare monkey from Brazil

  2. Brazil is the largest country in South America by land mass with Argentina being the second.
  3. Brazil has the eighth largest economy in the world.
  4. Brazil is one of the world’s leading producers of hydroelectric power.
  5. Brazil has the second highest Christian population in the world.
  6. Brazil has won the soccer world cup five times, more than any other nation.
  7. Almost 200 million people live in Brazil. This makes it the fifth largest country in the world in terms of population, China being the largest with population over 1 billion.
  8. The world’s best and most delicious coffee is produced in Brazil. Brazil produces 25% of the world’s supply of coffee.
  9. Carnival in Brazil is the most popular festival. Carnival falls on a different date every year, about 40 days before Easter. Thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Brazil to enjoy this sensation carnival. It is so well known that people even celebrate it here in Vancouver.
  10. 0.5% of the population (about 1 million people) who live in Brazil are Asian.

Want to have this kind of view everyday instead of gloomy Vancouver weather?