I am an American who is looking to work in Brazil as an educator. I have already spent nearly 12 months teaching and researching in the Brazilian education space, working as an after-school English teacher in southeastern public schools, the director of an English language NGO, and an advanced conversational English teacher at a private language school.
Though my preference would be to work with public school students, I realize that government jobs are reserved exclusively for Brazilian citizens. With that in mind, I am looking to teach in either in a language or a private bilingual school, hopefully working to develop partnerships between said schools and youth without access to language enrichment activities.
My question, however, is about visas: what opportunities exist at schools that offer work visa sponsorship? Where would such jobs be located? I would assume that formal, non-language schools would be more willing to sponsor a foreigner for a work visa, but how does the hiring process for such schools work? In-person? Online?
I would appreciate any guidance you all could provide!