How is Brazil doing for its GRE folks? Besides being a wonderful tourist destination, is the country doing enough to ensure its students get the best of all the worlds?
Even though Brazil isn’t as lucrative a place as the US, Canada, European nations or Australia for GRE takers, it actually is doing well enough. While sites like 800score.com and Manhattan Prep help students, grassroots institutions with talented teachers and instructors, what are few other challenges Brazil is dealing with?
Challenges: While the problem of money looms over many lower and middle income households, it cripples the incoming migrant student population as well because they might have risked almost everything to get there.
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Brazil’s flagging economy isn’t helping its credentials but it hasn’t really taken down education, especially higher, graduate and postgraduate education. Therefore, there is hope!
Another problem that arises is the issue of vocabulary and pronunciation. The country is not natively an English speaking one.
Resources: While most of the people in Brazil use the same material as basic resource, Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides, 500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards (Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides), Grockit 1600+ Practice Questions for the GRE: Book + Online (Grockit Test Prep), Barron’s GRE 21/e 2016, PB, GRE Reading Comprehension & Essays (Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides), GRE Premier 2017 with 6 Practice Tests: Online + Book + Videos + Mobile (Kaplan Test Prep) dominate the market.
The ways of studying range from private tutoring to those who can easily afford it, to groups, coaching institutes, online classrooms, chatrooms, etc. Manhattan Prep’s website is still very popular there.
The teachers and institutions there are at par or a tad higher as compared to their Asian or Indian counterparts. In fact, the standard of coaching and testing seems a tad higher even.
Opportunity: So what promises Brazil hold despite violence and a slightly messed up economy? When asked, people there seem more optimistic than they should and indicate that despite the odds Brazil, still a BRICS nation and still considered economically relevant might give you the exposure you need. Among the top universities there are Fundação Dom Cabral, COPPEAD- UFRJ – The Graduate School of Business, BSP – Business School São Paulo, FEA-USP – Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Economia Administração e Contabilidade, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Universidade de Brasília.
Having studied in Brazil makes you eligible for employment anywhere and everywhere. All that with the exclusive Latin American experience gives you a reason to consider Brazil on your list.