The telephone at the Middlebury office in Brazil is for staff use only, except in cases of emergency.

Students should be aware of the following:

  • We recommend students take an unlocked smartphone with them to Brazil (or buy one there), but not the latest/most expensive model, which tend to be targets for thieves.
  • Students regularly use their phones for WhatsApp (the most popular choice for calling among Brazilians), Uber, Global Rescue, maps, GPS.  Please set up a WhatsApp account prior to departure and let us know your number before you leave the US.
  • Minutes are used on both incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Cell phones may be used to call the U.S.
  • Once in Brazil, you should buy a SIM card with a local number and data plan.