For Universities Looking Abroad, Brazil Promises Opportunity and Challenge

Brazil's rise from boom-and-bust nation to confident global player has grabbed the attention of foreign universities, who are courting students and administrators of South America's largest and richest nation in increasing numbers.

In recent weeks, large delegations from Canada and the United States have visited Brazil on fact-finding missions.

The visiting universities are seeking Brazilian partners and offering themselves as possible destinations for some of the 101,000