Maceió, the capital of the state of Alagoas in the northeast of Brazil, is a safe, relaxed and modern city with the most beautiful beaches in South America. Praia da Pajuçara, its main attraction, with jangadas (small sailboats) that take visitors to the 'piscinas naturais' (natural swimming pools) formed at low tide, Maceió's ocean and lagoons dominate the landscape, welcoming tourists from all over the world.
The climate is tropical, with an average temperature of 25° Celsius and 2 seasons: summer and rainy summer. Maceió also has a wide range of cultural places of interest to visit, such as Penedo and Marechal Deodoro (historic colonial cities), with their unique architecture and museums.
For outdoor fun, Pontal do Peba (shrimp fishing area), Murici (Atlantic forest) and Barra de Santo Antonio (Manatee reserve) are favorite destinations. The school is located in the Ponta Verde district, a modern residential area, just 4 blocks away from the beach, and close to restaurants, gyms, shops, etc.
Business Center: Wireless Internet, computers, printer and fax are available to students at no additional charge. Printing is limited.
Currency Exchange: Fast Forward Language Institute is able to exchange currency for students. We can work with U.S. dollars in the form of traveler's checks, cash, and personal checks. For other currencies and monetary systems, we may be able to assist students. We will need approximately 24 hours to complete the transaction.
Travel Arrangements: Fast Forward Language Institute can verify and confirm all of the student's travel arrangements in advance as we have in our facility our own travel agency. We can also assist students in making reservations and purchasing airfare if the student wishes to travel within Brazil before, during or after have completed his language course with us.
Mail Service: We can send and receive personal mail for you.
Arrival and Departure Transfer: For an extra fee (see Price list and Start dates) we can meet and take students from the airport to their accommodation, or vice-versa. Arrival time is no problem, as long as we are notified at least 72 hours beforehand.