Media Resources for Brazil

If someone from Iceland, Ghana, or Oman were to visit you in the States, wouldn’t you want them to understand some things about your culture before they arrived?

From popular culture, movies, YouTube videos, articles, blog posts, and travel guides, we can derive culture, cultural context and clues. We encourage you to do this as you prepare to visit someone else’s home country! Here’s a list of resources that may help you understand your host culture and ease the transition between home and host countries:

Recommended Books and Guides:
Lonely Planet
Travel and Leisure
CIA Factbook
Trip Advisor #CISabroadtip: check out their smartphone app too!


Recommended Videos and Movies:

The Middle of the World – Drama – 2003 – Vicente Amorim

City of God – Drama – 2002 – Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

The Other Side of Brazil’s World Cup – Documentary – 2014

Seven Wonders of Brazil – Documentary – 2014 – BBC

Brazil: A Racial Paradise? – Documentary – 2011 – PBS

Language Resources:
Google translate
Word Lens
Mango Languages
Learn a language for free: the five best websites

Books to Read Before You Go:

5 Must-Reads before you go!