We believe that a language program must be complemented with a wide range of social and cultural activities not only to allow students to use and practice the Portuguese language but also to maximize student exposure to Brazilian and Portuguese culture.
Our school has an active and exciting social program. Included are visits to theaters, concerts, restaurants, beaches as well as other events such as national festivals, sporting events and dance clubs. Our school in Sao Paulo arranges these activities at least twice a week.
Among the most popular activities are:
The Municipal Market is one of the largest distribution centers for fruits, vegetable, fish and all sort of local and imported goods.
Rua Vinte e Cinco de Março
Rua 25 de março is one of the most traditional streets in Sao Paulo. There you can find knickknacks and trinkets galore of all types and all prices.
Centro de Tradições Nordestinas
The Center for Northeastern Traditions brings the Northeastern community together during weekends with regional music attractions, rustic restaurants that serve the best northeastern food and bars named after every northeastern state serving typical food and drinks.
Embu das Artes
Embu das Artes has history, legends and art linked to the formation of the Paulista people. Artists here recreate the past and form the future with very diverse materials. In addition, this city has a rare natural beauty between the municipalities and the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo. Since 1950, local and outside artists have made Embu their abode.
Bairro da Liberdade
Sao Paulo has the largest number of Japanese living outside of Japan. O Bairro da Liberdade is the most Asian influenced section of Sao Paulo, as it is the principal abode for the Japanese people.
MAM - Museu de Arte Moderna
The Modern Art Museum of Sao Paulo was founded in 1948. Situated in the Parque Ibirapuera, it is composed of two exposition rooms in which presentations of Brazilian and international, modern and contemporary art are shown. Also, the Projeto Parede, which showcases works by Brazilian artists, is shown in the space linking these two exposition rooms. The museum collection, composed of about 3,700 works of modern and contemporary art, is also found in this building, where guided tours to the expositions and artistic activities are offered by Educativo MAM.
MASP - Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo
MASP was inaugurated on October 2, 1947, by Assis Chateaubriand, founder and owner of Diários and Emissoras Associados and by the professor Pietro Maria Bardi, journalist and art critic in Italy. Lina Bo, modern Italian architect and wife of professor Bardi, designed the architectural structure of the MASP building. The land on Avenida Paulista was given to the city on the condition that the view to the center of the city would be maintained. Amongst various art schools represented in the MASP collections are those of Italy, France, Spain, England, Germany, Mexico and much more.
Museu do Ipiranga
This museum, which opened in 1895, shows furniture, weaponry, domestic utensils, photographs, ceramics/dishes and historic paintings from the independence era of Brazil.
This is the tallest building in the city. It is 165 meters high, with 46 stories. It was built in the early 60's and inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II. On the 46th floor there is a restaurant, called the 'Terraço Itália', from where it is possible to see all of Sao Paulo.