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Brazil Business Student Exchange Program

Winter: February–July 2024
Fall: August–December 2024

Application Deadline:
Winter: 14 October 2023
Fall: 3 April 2024

Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America and the seventh largest economy in the world. São Paulo is the finance and business capital of Brazil. More and more businesses are setting up offices in São Paulo; in 2011, more than 10 million foreign people visited the city—most for business purposes. Although most South American countries are Spanish-speaking, 51 percent of South Americans speak Portuguese, and nearly all Portuguese speakers reside in Brazil, known for its friendly people, natural beauty, and its popular Rio de Janeiro.

Students will attend classes at Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo da Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV). Since 1954, FGV has been preparing more than just professionals; it has been preparing citizens with a strong knowledge to cope with the challenges of a constantly changing world. The FGV faculty consists of approximately six hundred professors and collaborators in executive education programs, with a strong academic and professional background.

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Jonathon Wood
360 TNRB
(801) 422-4832


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Courses are available in both English and Portuguese. A broad spectrum of business classes is offered. This program is designed for business majors and only select business courses are guaranteed to transfer. Many courses will count for Marriott School courses and toward the Global Business Certificate. Many courses feature learning experiences designed to actively involve students with the people, history, arts, attitudes, and traditions of Brazil. All courses must be pre-approved before the trip by the Marriott School’s Whitmore Global Business Center. For a list of courses available at FGV, please visit the GBC (360 TNRB).

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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BYU Tuition

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students); students will be exempt from FGV tuition. BYU tuition payment plans and scholarships are still applicable.

Does not include airfare to and from Brazil, visa fees, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, or any other educational and personal expenses incurred during the program. Students will also need to pay the $35 ISP application fee.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour).

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. No on-campus housing is available. The Global Business Center, along with the host institution, may help with finding appropriate housing.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadlines:
Winter: 14 October 2023
Fall: 3 April 2024
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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The Student Exchange Program (SEP) is an independent international experience. SEP is individual students immersing themselves with local and international students on a foreign campus for a semester independent of any BYU professor or other BYU students.
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.