SAO PAULO: CIEE – multiple universities

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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  • Fall Semester - Late June - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - early January - early July

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - *Please note earlier deadline.* March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (


Courses vary by track. See OISP staff and visit CIEE's website for more information.

  • If your track requires five courses, a student can pay NU's standard undergraduate tuition and transfer back four NU courses, for a total of 16 NU credits. Alternatively, a student may elect to pay a course overload fee, as defined on the NU Registrar's website, and transfer back all five courses, for a total of 20 NU credits. Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees.

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If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.

Policies and Process for Evaluations

Host University

The Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) is ranked among the top universities in Brazil and has 19,000 undergraduate students. PUC-SP maintains a strong research tradition—a unique characteristic among private institutions of higher learning in Brazil. The PUC-SP campus that CIEE students attend is in the residential Perdizes neighborhood, not far from São Paulo’s famous Avenida Paulista, with good access to public transportation. The University neighborhood has gyms, bookstores, and numerous restaurants and cafés filled with students and locals. The CIEE Study Center is conveniently located just two blocks from the PUC-SP campus.

The Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-EAESP) was founded in 1954 through a joint effort of the Brazilian government and community, with cooperation from Michigan State University. Designed to meet the needs for business education in Brazil, FGV holds worldwide recognition as a highly reputable private college focused on business administration and economics. With more than 70 international partner schools, FGV-EAESP is the first Latin American school to earn the “Triple Crown," earning accreditation by each of the three main accrediting agencies in the world: AACSB International, EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and AMBA (The Association of MBAs).

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75 (varies by track)
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
  • **Requirements may vary by track

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application
    • Completed online CIEE application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • ONE evaluation. If a program has a language prerequisite, the evaluation must be a language evaluation. The CIEE online application will prompt students and will send an email to their evaluator to as
    • Passport photos will be uploaded by students as electronic files in to our online application.
    • Personal statement
    • Home school nomination forms will be completed online (Completed by your OISP advisors).
    • Official transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($5,577.50). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Housing and two meals per day are included in the program fee paid to CIEE by the student. One meal per day, usually lunch or dinner depending on class schedules, is not included in the fee and is the responsibility of the student. During orientation, students are housed together. During the remainder of the semester, students are placed in Brazilian homestays. For academic year students, housing during the two month break is not included in the CIEE fee and is the responsibility of the student.


Sao Paulo is a multi-cultural city of more than 17 million people. It is the second largest urban area in the Americas and an important South American economic and cultural center. Sao Paulo has a modern subway system, shopping malls, beautiful parks, nightlife, and open air fruit and flower markets. Sao Paulo is often compared to New York City because of its distinct ethnic neighborhoods and excellent cultural venues. The city offers numerous entertainment opportunities including theater, plays, cinema, museums, and Carnival samba schools.