Brazil is the largest country in South America and borders every country in the continent except Chile and Ecuador. If you move to Brazil you’ll find that it is a country of contrasts—from the mad passion of Carnival to the dark Amazon. The capital city, São Paulo, is Brazil in a microcosm and shows perfectly the striking contrast between opulent towers and grimy shacks, gaudy riches and grinding poverty, striking success and endemic failure. Living in Brazil will undoubtedly be a challenging and rewarding experience. You are encouraged to learn as much as you can and make the most of it while you’re there. The official language is Portuguese and Brazilians tend to look favorably on anyone who tries to communicate in their language.