Prospective Teachers

Situated in the southern region of the country, the Pan American School is located in beautiful city of Porto Alegre,  Brazil. The city was founded over 200 years ago and offers a rich and diverse culture and history. A large portion of its population emigrated from Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the residents offer a unique mix of cultures and beliefs giving the city a “European” feel. Porto Alegre is a modern and vibrant city of 1.5 million habitants and is home to several multi-nationals and large Brazilian companies.  It has the reputation of being a most livable capital city in Brazil with less traffic and pollution and known for its green parks and tree-lined streets.  

Porto Alegre, the tenth largest city in Brazil, has retained its sense of history and tradition while carefully blending in cosmopolitan progress. The capital of the "gauchos" or cowboys has a broad-based economy that places particular emphasis on agriculture and industry. The culture of this area is very different from other Brazilian states. There is a strong sense of pride amongst the gaucho community, who often consider themselves gauchos before Brazilians.


How to apply

The Pan American School of Porto Alegre (PAS) recruits teachers nationally and internationally throughout the year. The school’s administration attends hiring fairs sponsored by The Association of American Schools in South America ( ), Search Associates Melbourne, Bangkok and Cambridge ( ) and the University of Northern Iowa ( ). Interested applicants may apply through one of the aforementioned associations or directly to us by emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also hire throughout the year utilizing a variety of resources including The International Educator ( and SKYPE.  You are welcome to apply to our school at any time and do not necessarily have to attend a recruiting fair.