Brazil, San Paulo

University of Sao Paulo

Bachelor, MBA

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The School of Economics, Business and Accounting at the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP) is a teaching and research institution renowned across the world for its excellence in academic production and undergraduate and graduate programs.

The FEA-USP was founded more than 60 years ago to prepare professionals in business, economics and accounting in a nation whose economy was going through a process of democratization after World War II. In the constant search for innovation and modernization, FEA works with a unique group of PhD professors with international experience and vast research knowledge. These professors’ help the school becomes a benchmark in the thorough preparation of students, creating new teaching and research methods through the continuous recycling of its faculty and curricular program.

The Country

Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s seventh largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity.

Brazil has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources. Tourism in Brazil is a growing sector and key to the economy of several regions of the country. Natural areas are its most popular tourism product, a combination of ecotourism with leisure and recreation, and adventure travel, as well as cultural tourism. Among the most popular destinations are the Amazon Rainforest, beaches and dunes in the Northeast Region, the Pantanal in the Center-West Region, beaches at Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, cultural tourism in Minas Gerais and business trips to São Paulo city.

The City

Sao Paulo, popularly known as Sampa with its ever-burgeoning population of 19 million people, is the largest city in Brazil and the world’s seventh largest city by population. Culturally, Sao Paulo is a very productive, housing some of the best museums and art galleries in the country. On the contrast, the city lays out a table of endless nightlife options and fine dining venues that sets the city to dizzying heights of modernism. The numbers are dizzying: first-rate museums and cultural centers (150), world-class restaurants (12,500, covering 52 types of cuisine), experimental theaters and cinemas (420). Sampa’s nightclubs and bars are among the best on the continent (15,000 bars make for one hell of a pub crawl) and its restaurants are among the best in the world.

Student life

One of the main university campuses in Brazil, University City is home to 20 colleges, several sports venues, two museums, two institutes linked to USP (IPEN and IPT) and a huge infrastructure for professors, students and the population in general.
Students many times spend the entire day on campus, and the University City is prepared to attend to their necessities, academic or not: classrooms, libraries for study and research, sports courts and swimming pools, restaurants, snack bars, pharmacies, banks and a vast green area.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at FEA- USP

Semester at ZSEM

Health Insurance

274 EUR

Airfare

1,370 EUR

Housing/Utilities*

287 EUR

490 EUR

Internet/cable*

28 EUR

27 EUR

Food*

177 EUR

168 EUR

Books

Included

Transportation*

16 EUR

51 EUR

Visa

*per month

Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is not available. However the International Office will indicate students a flat/apart-hotel for the first days, and a list of available rooms in family homes and students apartments, as well as the contact information of agencies that are specialized in helping international students to find a place to stay in São Paulo. Students will receive information on this by e-mail before departure.

Travel opportunities

Get to know Brazil’s underrated culture capital and financial powerhouse, from its funky underground scene to the stellar views atop its signature skyscraper. São Paulo is more than a city. It is also a state a little larger than the UK; and while most of its interior is dull agricultural hinterland, its coast is magnificent; just as beautiful as Rio de Janeiro’s but far less visited by international tourists. The northern beaches are long and glorious and pounded by some of South America’s finest surf. Brazil’s largest island, which is every bit as pristine and romantic as Ilha Grande, lies a short boat ride off shore. The beaches further south are less beautiful but far wilder; behind them, stretching into the neighboring state of Paraná, are the largest expanses of primary forest on Brazil’s Atlantic coast.