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Education Abroad Office

Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo (FGV-EAESP)

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: São Paulo
Country: Brazil
Term: Spring

UofSC's exchange program in São Paulo, Brazil is designed to expose American students to Portuguese language and Brazilian life, culture, and business practices. The program is located at The São Paulo School of Business Administration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP). FGV-EBAPE is located is the Bela Vista neighborhood of São Paulo. Students can enjoy the city's vibrant financial center, as well as it's close proximity to the coast.

FGV-EAESP offers a selection of courses taught in English each term for exchange students. Students attending FGV-EAESP wishing to take courses in Portuguese are required to take an in-house test to evaluate their language profeciency. Additionally, students have the opportunity to enroll in a pre-term intensive Portuguese language course. 

Category: Portuguese Category 1 or Spanish Category 2. Spanish-track students are highly encouraged to enroll in PORT 299: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers in the fall before studying abroad in Brazil in the spring term.  Portuguese-track students should be enrolled in a 300-level course in Portuguese in the fall before studying abroad in Brazil in the spring term.

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

Students on an exchange program will pay tuition and fees directly to UofSC. Housing, books, meals, and personal expenses will be paid in Brazil. FGV-EAESP estimates that students budget approximately US $702 per month for accommodation, food, transportation, entertainment, and similar personal expenses. To get an idea of​ ​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Sao Paulo compared to 250 other countries in the world. 

Students will earn 12-15 credit hours per semester. FGV EAESP typically offers a mix of courses taught in English and Portuguese. Students may have the opportunity to take a non-credit Portuguese for Foreigners course, offered at the beginning of each semester pending student interest. 

Grades at FGV-EAESP are assigned on a scale of 0-10, with anything below a 6.0 as a failing grade. Generally, there are two exams per semester, and the student's final grade is the average of these two exams. Students may have the option of taking a substitute exam at the end of the term, which can replace a low grade. Attendance is compulsory.

To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

FGV-EAESP's Cooperation Center coordinates social and environmental activities for students. The campus also hosts a number of Student Organizations for students to participate in.

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details. Students will be required to submit proof of insurance to FGV-EAESP prior to arrival.

 FGV-EAESP does not have its own housing, and exchange students must seek private, independent accommodation. International Office staff are not able to search for or secure accommodation on the student's behalf, but they can give help and advice on locating appropriate housing.

 FGV-EAESP follows the standard South American academic calendar. UofSC students will attend EAESP during USC's spring semester (EAESP semester 1). FGV-EAESP spring semester is generally early February- April. The FGV International Office will provide exact dates, as they change each year.

FGV-EAESP provides a mandatory orientation day briefing for exchange students upon arrival. Students will be required to arrive at least one week before the beginning of classes in order to participate in orientation. It is important for students to note that FGV-EAESP has a strict dress code that prohibits shorts, flip flops, t-shirts, and sleeveless tops. 

Students who attend FGV-EAESP for a semester are required to obtain a student visa before departure. The cost for the Brazilian student visa is approximately US $160.00. Students may apply directly through the Consulate, or may wish to use a visa agency. Students cannot apply for the visa until they receive their official acceptance letter from the FGV-EAESP International Office. Within 30 days of arrival to Brazil, students must register with the Federal Police and will receive further information during orientation.


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