“I always felt welcome in Brazil. The moment we landed in Rio, our guide was so friendly, helping us to feel comfortable immediately. When we arrived in Joinville, our host families, the students, the Principal and the teachers at the school all greeted us with warm smiles. They were so excited about our arrival and eager about the prospect of an exchange to Australia. It is a dream of many students - to come and study in Australia.” – Emma Lukabyo

PLC Sydney has formal exchange partnership with Bom Jesus IELUSC (Association of Lutheran Schools) in Joinville, Brazil. 

Year 10 students spend five weeks immersed in Brazilian culture, attending school 5 days per week and participating in family activities with their hosts.

Students are also able to travel to surrounding areas, taking in the sites of historical and cultural importance. 

The Brazilian Exchange offers a unique opportunity to visit one of the world’s most fascinating countries and experience schooling in a bi-lingual Lutheran IB school.

Bom Jesus IELUSC is a Lutheran coeducational school situated in the safe town of Joinville in the southern province of Santa Catarina.

The school which operates on two sites and offers IB, bi-lingual and traditional Brazilian courses.

Students will spend time in a variety of classes and make a visit to the famous Iguassu Falls. They will also have a short Rio de Janeiro orientation experience with a PLC Sydney teacher at the beginning of the exchange period.