Country Prep Subpages
Every student needs a valid passport. If you are a US citizen and need to apply, please contact the passport division of the State Department. Routine service requires 4-6 weeks.
Visa for Brazil
Program manager can advise students about the application process, timeline and documents required. See if your country requires an entry visa in Brazil.
To schedule an appointment with the Consulate General of Brazil in Boston, visit the website and fill out the online form. It is recommended to have all documents for the specific visa at least one month in advance of your departure date.
Check out the Visa FAQ for Brazil.
Each student flight is booked either by MISTI Brazil or the student. This is discussed at the meeting with the Program Manager. For summer internships, most students book flights in April after they have confirmed their internships dates.
If your stay is fewer than 90 days and you do not require an entry visa, it should be possible for you stay in Brazil to travel after your internship ends (at your own expense).
MISTI provides resources and advice for housing throughout Brazil. Housing options vary by location, so start looking early.
1. University housing
Contact your host to see if there are sublets available within the research group. Some universities have excellent International Offices (often called Escritórios de Cooperação Internacional)
2. Research Institute housing
Explore whether the institute has a guesthouse. Contact your host to see if there are sublets available within the research group
3. Shared apartments (Airbnb, craigslist)
Check out local university board postings
The cost of living varies from city to city. Check out this website for a first cost-of-living estimate.