A little bit of our story: Blumenau (Santa Catarina)
Blumenau was founded on September 2, 1850 by Dr. Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau along with 17 German immigrants. A few years later Fritz Müller migrated to Blumenau as well. Is the most important city in Vale do Itajaí, state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. It's located 130 km (1:40 by car and 3:00 by bus) away from the state capital, Florianópolis, you will pay R$35,33 Reais (U$18,5 dólar) to go there (verry pretty know). In 2012 was considered the best city to live in Santa Catarina.
The city is located in a valley bisected by the Itajaí-Açu River, surrounded by hills with forests. The lower areas, including towers and tall buildings in the city center, constantly suffer from the threat of floods. Blumenau's first recorded flood took place in the dawn on September 23, 1880. The worst took place in 1983 and 1984, when the city was completely isolated for weeks. Today, Blumenau is well-prepared against such threats, but many citizens prefer to live in higher areas spread into the nearby hills and plains to avoid flooding. However, this planning could not avoid an even worse flooding in late November 2008, killing over 100 and thousands evacuated.
More in: http://www.blumenau.sc.gov.br
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Study of Health in Pomerode - SHIP-Brazil
The host student or family will provide at least one meal per day / the hospital will provide it.
Our local meal consists in bread and coffee with wilk in the morning, and lunch and dinner with rice, red beans, some kind of protein (beef, eggs, chicken, pork or fish), vegetables and salad. German culinary traditions are really strong !
We accommodate our students often in Host Family, but sometimes specially July and August, they are placed at Student Flats near the Hospital.
The Blumenau's Tourism Department maintains four tour routes covering different aspects of the city. Besides these, there's the festival of the municipality. Also, the Oktoberfest of Blumenau, held every October, which attracts over a million tourists every year.
The Oktoberfest, meaning feast October, was created in 1984 to boost the morale of the population that had just passed by the biggest floods in the history of Blumenau (1983/1984). Inspired by the eponymous Oktoberfest in Munich, the Oktoberfest in Blumenau is one of the most popular folk festivals in Brazil and the second largest beer festival in the world. Its main attractions are the Contest ‘Chopp Metro” in parades and at XV November Street.
Ecological tourism in Blumenau is named Roadmap Nature Fritz Müller, in honor of the scientist and naturalist of the same name who lived and studied the fauna and flora of the city. The itinerary includes nine tracks and thirteen attractions, especially for museums like the Museum of Ecology Fritz Müller, who works in the former home of the scientist and has a character education on environmental issues, and the Water Museum, where one can see all purification process of water collected from the Itajai-Acu River, and all the methods used in the city throughout history, and ecological parks like Parque Natural Municipal St. Francis of Assisi, the Headwaters Park, New Spitzkopf Russia and the Ecological Park, featuring trails that pass through remaining areas of Atlantic forest - beyond the last owning one of the highlights of Blumenau, Spitzkopf the hill.
Welcome to Blumenau, I am sure you will enjoy every moment of your stay. <3