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|Term||Year||App Deadline||WU Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2014||10/15/2013 **||Rolling Admission||01/20/2014||06/12/2014|
** Indicates rolling WU admission application process. Applicants will be notified that their application to study abroad has been approved by Washington University. If the program is administered by a partner institution, the application and endorsement are then forwarded to the program sponsor for review and approval. In most cases, students will need both WU approval and an acceptance offer from the program sponsor in order to participate in the program.
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|Approved Department(s):||Business||Language of Instruction:||English, Portuguese|
|Foreign Language Requirement?:||No||Housing Options:||Homestays|
|Open to Non-WU Students?:||No||Program Type:||Study abroad provider - enrolment in overseas institution|
|Non-Language Prerequisite(s):||3 semesters of micro-or macro-economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics||Program Adviser:||Tammy Orahood|
Begin or continue you study of Portuguese, while taking business-related courses at in one of the most economically significant countries on earth.
In Sao Paulo, take advantage of a specialized language learning program and direct enrolment options at two of the most prestigious business schools in Latin America. And with homestays, cultural activities and company visits to some of the country’s largest institutions and companies, studying abroad in Brazil allows you to build foreign language fluency, cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills, which are increasingly important in the world or globalized business.
Study abroad in Sao Paulo and you will:
- Experience the unique academic atmosphere of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), and Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM) two of the most prestigious and important business schools in Latin America
- Take business courses taught in English or Portuguese alongside Brazilian and other international students
- Live in São Paulo, the most important cultural and economic center in Brazil shaped by globalization, diverse social and economic heritages, and influential cultural and social movements
- Enjoy museums, concerts, a samba school, a soccer match, and two weekend trips
The CIEE Difference
Enroll directly in courses that combine theoretical learning and practical knowledge at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM). At both schools, you’ll be able to debate and discuss innovative management issues, analyze case studies, and participate in role-playing exercises to better understand business principles in management, marketing, negation, and more.
A series of company visits is organized to complement academic study, offering you unparalleled insight into business in Sao Paulo and Brazil. Visit such places as Natura (a large Brazilian cosmetics company focused on environmental production and sustainable business practices), General Motors, Bloomberg, TV Cultura (the São Paulo State Government network) and Bovespa (the São Paulo stock market), among others.
The study abroad program includes one weekend field trip and an overnight trip in Brazil and cultural visits to sites of historical and cultural importance in São Paulo. In the past, students have visited the colonial city of Paraty; a community of Brazil’s social agrarian Landless Movement; Aparecida do Norte, the most famous center of devotion for the Brazilian Catholic population; and a Carnival Samba School. Students have also participated in community service projects in disadvantaged communities, attended concerts, Brazilian movies, museums, and soccer games.
Total recommended credit for the semester is 16–20/24–30 quarter hours. Total recommended credit for the year is 32–40/48–60 quarter hours.
FGV-EAESP Direct enrollment courses have 15–30 contact hours and recommended credit is 2–4 semester/3–6 quarter hours.
CIEE course hours are 72 and recommended credit is 4 semester/6 quarter hours.
All study abroad students take a CIEE Portuguese language course for the duration of the semester. At FGV, during each module, students are required to take a minimum of three courses. Students take a minimum of seven courses total during the semester. Students may take one or two additional IPM courses at FGV.
Students who place into Advanced Portuguese language, or those who are fluent in Spanish, may enroll in regular direct enrollment courses taught in Portuguese, with the approval of the Resident Director and the host institution’s international office.
About São Paulo
Multicultural São Paulo is the second largest urban area in the Americas and an important South American economic and cultural center and includes a modern subway system, shopping malls, beautiful parks, nightlife, and open-air fruit and flower markets. Often compared to New York City because of its distinct ethnic neighborhoods and excellent cultural venues, the city offers South America’s best and most diverse cultural entertainment opportunities including theater, cinema, museums, concerts, Carnival samba schools, and soccer teams.
Where You’ll Study
CIEE business students in São Paulo study at one of two local host institutions. In their CIEE application, students must select which institution they will be attending. This selection must be done months prior to arrival, based on intended language of study and in consultation with CIEE a study abroad advisor. Brazilian visa rules do not allow students to take classes at multiple institutions.
- English-taught courses offered at ESPM are announced just prior to the start of the semester. Students planning to study primarily in English who need to know/select their courses prior to the start of the program should select FGV
- Students studying primarily in Portuguese should choose ESPM. Space in Portuguese-taught classes at FGV is extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed prior to arrival, and is also dependent on passing an FGV language test administered on site
The Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM) was founded in 1951 as a small private institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees at 4 campuses in Brazil. ESPM is recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC) and accredited internationally by the Executive MBA Council, and in Brazil by the National MBA Association (ANAMBA). The school offers undergraduate degree programs in business administration, social communication (marketing, advertising and public relations), design, journalism, and international relations. Its São Paulo campus is modern, small, centrally located, and easily accessible via public transportation. ESPM courses in English are designed for Brazilian students who are required to graduate with a highly internationalized business student profile. As such, ESPM courses include substantial international course content. ESPM is active in research, publishing, international partnerships, and extension education. Numerous social responsibility initiatives are pursued through ESPM Social, a nonprofit institution founded in 2001 by students and professors of ESPM which encourage the application of knowledge acquired in class to support the social development of the country through student projects supporting nonprofit organizations, social development projects, and small business development.
Housing & Meals
FGV and ESPM follow a Southern Hemisphere academic calendar: the first semester of the academic year begins in late February and finishes in mid-June; the second semester begins in early August and ends in early December.
Academic year students have an eight-week break between the fall and spring semesters. Calendar year students have a break of approximately six weeks between the spring and fall semesters.
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Information for Wash U Applicants:
Areas of Study: Business, Portuguese
3.0 GPA. 3 semesters of micro-or macro-economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics coursework.
All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1.5 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc.
Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement. We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.
Email Tammy Orahood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment.