- It is considered extremely rude to be excessively drunk in public. Most students know their limits and drink socially, not to get drunk.
- Dating is casual.
- Brazilians are sometimes viewed
as being very forward and aggressive. This can hold true to both men and women.
- As in any country, it is highly advisable to practice safe sex and use condoms. In 660,000 adults (.7% of the population) are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS (CIA Factbook, 2003).
- In universities, it is usually forbidden to smoke and drink, although the students after class often gather to do both. It is common to be invited to join these gatherings even if you are not yet known well.