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Fun Facts           #BrenauInternational              Library Books                

Brazil with Michael Palin Video Series           Internationalization Task Force       



Raffle on Friday, October 28 at 12:30 p.m.:

Meet at Yonah Dining Hall on Gainesville Campus. Lots of Prizes! The Grand Prize is a $1,000 scholarship to Study Abroad.

Online students, as well as, students at Augusta, Fairburn, Jacksonville, and Norcross fill out and send your information on this link to receive a Raffle Ticket:

You must include a Phrase of the Day, Fun Fact, or answer to a Trivia Question from If you have taken the International Survey, insert the “Thank you for taking… statement” from your confirmation email. Any of these will qualify you for a chance to win a prize at the Raffle Drawing on Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Trivia Questions:

Q1: What do the colors of the Brazilian flag- yellow, blue and green- stand for?

Q2: Which are the only two South American countries Brazil does not border?

Q3: What is the official language of Brazil?

Q4:  What is the highest point in Brazil?

Q5:  Where does Brazil rank in the world for total population?

Q6:  Where does Brazil rank in the world for total area?

Q7:  Brazil has 1/3 of the world’s 300 species of which animal?

Q8:  What famous holiday takes place in Brazil 46 days before Easter?

Q9:  When do Brazilians celebrate Independence Day?

Q10:  What is the largest city in Brazil?

Q11: The name “Brazil” came from the Portuguese description of what item when they first landed in the country?


Words of the Day:

In Brazil, the majority of citizens speak Portuguese, and speakers of this language are known as Lusophones. For each day of International week a special Portuguese word and expression will be highlighted according to the calendar. Portuguese is the official language in Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Príncipe.



Fun Facts:

  1. As of 2006, Brazil is 100% energy independent.
  1. Brazil is the most biodiverse country on the planet.
  1.  25% of the world’s rain forests are located within the country.
  1. It is the country with the most uncontacted peoples in the world – isolated peoples who live, whether by choice or circumstance, without significant contact with globalized civilization; the National Indian Foundation estimated that Brazil has 67 different uncontacted tribes back in 2007.
  1. It is one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries – a country that harbors the majority of Earth’s species and is considered extremely biodiverse.
  1. This country produces a quarter of the world’s coffee.
  1. Brazil’s homicide rate is 25 per 100,000 people, equivalent to being 5 times higher than the US crime rate.
  1. Brazil has a crowded prison system, but it’s now offering its inmates a unique way to reduce their sentence: each prisoner who reads a book and writes a report on it can reduce their time by 4 days per book, up to 48 days reduced per year.
  1. Spanning 4,772 km (2,965 miles) from north to south, Brazil earns the honor of being the longest country in the world(north to south).
  1.  Voting in the elections is compulsory in Brazil; everyone between the ages of 18 and 65 has to vote by law.
  1. Though there is no official religion in Brazil, more than 75% of Brazilians are Roman Catholics.
  1. As of 2006, Brazil is 100% energy independent.
  1. Brazil is the most biodiverse country on the planet.
  1.  25% of the world’s rain forests are located within the country.



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Library Books:

To view books on Brazil, please click the image below. You will be directed to a list that generates all the titles on Brazil that are available at the Trustee Library, including books and eBooks in a wide range of disciplines. For assistance with searching for titles or embedding persistent links in your Canvas courses, please contact Benjamin Barton ( at 770-538-4723.


Brazil with Michael Palin:

To view the Brazil with Michael Palin video series, please click the image below. You will be prompted to enter your Brenau ID number and username for authentication purposes. In addition to embedding these videos in your Canvas courses, you may also create short clips of the videos. If you need assistance with embedding the videos in Canvas or with creating video clips, please contact Benjamin Barton ( at 770-538-4723.


Internationalization Task Force: