Fly Guide to Brazil Webinar
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Fly Guide to Brazil Webinar

Your complete guide to planning the perfect trip to Brazil!
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Ernest White II
Last updated 3/2016
English
Price: $95
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a basic understanding of the language, culture, history, and overall profile of Brazil.
  • Navigate the process of obtaining a U.S. passport.
  • Navigate the process of obtaining a tourist visa to Brazil (U.S. citizens only).
  • Make informed choices about which places to visit in Brazil and at what time of year.
  • Know about the major points of interest, recommended restaurants and bars, best beaches and night spots, and other tips for travel to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador da Bahia, Florianópolis, and the Amazon.
  • Understand the various accommodation options in Brazil.
  • Find accommodations in the location of their choice in Brazil.
  • Understand the realities of social inequality and resultant crime in Brazil.
  • Understand ways of minimizing danger and maximizing enjoyment while in Brazil.
  • Understand the importance of empathy and diplomacy while traveling abroad.
  • Learn, understand, and employ rudimentary phrases and utterances in Brazilian Portuguese, including numbers, addresses, and requests for assistance.
  • Identify and enjoy genres of Brazilian music, as well as the best of Brazilian film and literature.
  • Understand the basic components of Brazilian Carnival.
  • Plan every aspect of a trip to Brazil.
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites to the course, other than an open mind and enough time to watch the videos and read the PDFs.
Description

The Fly Guide to Brazil Webinar is a comprehensive, 16-part web seminar that tells you everything you need to know to plan a trip to the world’s most fabulous country, Brazil. Starting with a general overview of the country’s geography, demographics, history, and culture; you will learn how to obtain your Brazilian tourist visa (and U.S. passport, if you don’t already have one); learn all about the wonderful and enchanting places to see and experience in Brazil; discover all about Brazilian Carnival, music, literature, and film; gain insight into finding the perfect lodging situation; get tricks and tips for maximizing your enjoyment and minimizing foolishness while traveling in Brazil; and you’ll also learn the basics of Brazilian Portuguese, one of the world’s most beautiful languages.

The webinar is divided into six 20-minute video lectures and 10 downloadable single-page PDFs, each offering unique and hard-to-find information about everything from Brazilian pick-up lines to choosing a favorite samba school to finding your country’s embassy in Brasília.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone interested in traveling to Brazil, even if it’s just been a dream up to now. This course is NOT for people who don’t want to learn about new cultures, experience amazing things, or broaden their horizons.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Fly Guide to Brazil Webinar Videos
6 Lectures 01:55:48

I’ll discuss a general overview of the country of Brazil. I’ll talk about the demographics, geography, flora and fauna, culture, language, economy, social issues, history, music, festivals, and other pertinent information.

Preview 19:09

I’ll briefly talk about the citizens of which countries require visas to visit Brazil. I will then discuss the process of obtaining a passport for citizens of the United States. Lastly, I’ll talk about how to obtain a Brazilian tourist visa as a U.S. citizen.

Visas and Documentation
19:06

I’ll cover the most important and interesting points of interest in Brazil, including destinations such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador da Bahia, Florianópolis, Iguaçu Falls, the Amazon, and more. I’ll also discuss Carnival and other events, and the best time to visit each place.

Where to Go
19:00

I’ll talk about the various types of accommodations in Brazil, including hotels, hostels, rental apartments, and CouchSurfing. I’ll also discuss the best neighborhoods to consider in each major destination.

Finding Accommodations
19:26

I’ll discuss ways to minimize danger and maximize enjoyment in Brazil, including safety tips and insider knowledge for major cities such as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. I’ll also talk about how to be a good guest in Brazil, and there also a few top tips from folks on the ground.

Staying Safe and Having Fun
20:06

I’ll uncover the basics of Brazilian Portuguese, starting with the alphabet and sound system. I’ll talk about useful phrases and bits of dialogue that will help you communicate the essentials, and maybe even chat up a hottie, in Brazil.

Preview 19:01
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Fly Guide to Brazil Webinar PDFs
1 Lecture 00:04
  • The Fly Guide to Brazil PDF covers general information about the country, including geography, demographics, history, culture, etc.
  • The Fly Guide to Rio de Janeiro PDF provides a list of some of the best and most interesting sights, sounds, beaches, neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and nightspots, plus general tips for enjoying Rio de Janeiro.
  • The Fly Guide to São Paulo PDF provides a list of some of the best and most interesting sights, sounds, beaches, neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and nightspots, plus general tips for enjoying São Paulo.
  • The Fly Guide to Salvador da Bahia PDF provides a list of some of the best and most interesting sights, sounds, beaches, neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and nightspots, plus general tips for enjoying Salvador.
  • The Fly Guide to Florianópolis PDF provides a list of some of the best and most interesting sights, sounds, beaches, neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and nightspots, plus general tips for enjoying Florianópolis.
  • The Fly Guide to the Amazon PDF provides information on navigating the sights and sounds of the Amazon rain forest, as well as the cities of Manaus, Belém, and Santarém.
  • The Fly Guide to Brazilian Carnival PDF provides information on viewing or participating in “The Greatest Show on Earth” (to borrow the expression) in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador da Bahia, Recife, and other cities. 
  • The Flybrary: A Primer on Brazilian Film PDF is a short list of some of the most impactful, representative films that offer authentic slivers of Brazilian culture on the big or small screens. 
  • The Flybrary: A Primer on Brazilian Literature PDF is a short list of some of the most resonant and culturally important works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written in or about Brazil. 
  • The Flybrary: A Primer on Brazilian Music PDF is a comprehensive starting point for experiencing some of the innumerable genres of Brazil’s biggest global export, its music.
Fly Guide to Brazil General Overview
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About the Instructor
Ernest White II
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Writer, Educator, Explorer

Ernest White II is a writer, educator, and explorer, specializing in travel journalism, travel blogging, fiction, and non-fiction narrative. He served as assistant editor at Time Out São Paulo, and researcher for National Geographic Traveler’s first Brazil guidebook. Ernest is also the founding editor of Abernathy Magazine, and has been published in (or on) Time Out London, the Orlando SentinelTravel+Escape, TravelChannel.com, American Airlines’ Black Atlas, Travel by Handstand, Crave Travel, Matador Network, TripAdvisor, Viator, EveryTrail, Jetsetter, World Travel Guide, Gap Year Escape, Nerd’s Eye View, Total São Paulo, and GO: Guía del Ócio