SAO PAULO: CIEE – Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Emerging Markets in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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  • Summer 2 Semester - July 20 - August 14, 2015 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 2 Semester - February 25, 2015


Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (

The minor in Emerging Markets provides a specific academic path for students from any college within the university to gain an understanding of emerging markets, the role they play in fostering growth in the global economy, and their potential to supplant developed markets to apply what they have learned in the classroom to practical field research projects in an emerging market  The Emerging Markets Program in Brazil will introduce students to the business world in Brazil as well as an introduction to Brazilian culture.


Students will receive 8 NU credits for the following two classes:

  • INTB3316 Economic, Social and Political Dimensions of Doing Business in Brazil - Explores cultural, polical and social dimensions of doing business in Brazil.  Investigates Brazil's role in the global economy as well as the role of multinationals in this rapidly developing economy.  Includes discussion of the challenges facing companies that operate in a developing country as the country balances economic growth with environmental and social concerns.
  • INTB3318 Field Research in Emerging Markets - Offers students the opportunity to learn how Brazilian companies contribute to Brazilian economic development, while being profitable.  Students will study for-profit companies, exploring how they address issues of sustainability and corporate responsibility within the context of running a company in a rapidly growing economy.  Students will also have the opportunity to look at the role played by non-profits, NGOs and government agencies in reducing poverty and illiteracy and protecting the environment.

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Fundação Getulio Vargas was founded on December 20, 1944. Its initial purpose was to train qualified personnel for the administration of the country’s public and private sectors. At the time, Brazil had already begun to lay the foundations for the growth that would take place decades later. Anticipating the dawn of a new era, FGV decided to broaden its scope of action, moving from the more limited field of administration into the broader one of social sciences. The institution went beyond the education boundaries and ventured into the domains of research and information, becoming a benchmark for quality and excellence. An institution characterized by its boldness and pioneering spirit, the Fundação Getulio Vargas was the first in Brazil to offer public and private administration undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as graduate programs in economics, psychology, accounting and education. FGV was also responsible for laying the foundations for a well-grounded economy, introducing concepts such as balance of payments, national account and economic indicators. These initiatives have helped graduating professionals and ordinary citizens to better understand the country’s economic and social performance.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.8
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
  • Students must take INTB2501 or an international affairs course prior to the start of the program or have permission from the instructor. Please contact OISP if you have questions regarding eligibility.

Application Procedure

      • Completed online OISP application

        Please submit the following directly to OISP:

      • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
      • Submit your unofficial transcript printed off of myNEU to OISP in 403 Richards
      • Personal Essay addressing the following questions:
      • 1. Why are you interested in participating in this program? Who or what motivated you to apply?
      • 2. What are your academic, personal, and/or professional goals for this program?
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Summer 2 2015 Tuition: $10,634

Study Abroad Fee: $2,275

Tuition and Study Abroad Fee Include: tuition for 8 NU credits , housing and other non-academic costs, including International Security and Emergency Support. Breakfast daily is included. All other meals are the student's responsibility. Students are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Students will be housed at a modest hotel in double rooms with breakfast included. This hotel is within walking distance of EAESP.


São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and South America, and the world's seventh largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to the São Paulo metropolitan area, ranked as the second-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas and among the five-largest metropolitan areas on the planet. São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, which is the most populous Brazilian state, and exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as arts and entertainment. São Paulo maintains strong international influence and is considered an Alpha World City. The name of the city honors Saint Paul.