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BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well
Location:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Portuguese

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Program Description:
Internship Hours: Up to 30 per week Internship Areas: Accounting, Biology/Ecology, Business,Computer Science, International Relations, Marketing, Pharmacology/Medicine Working in Brazil: Your internship will place you directly in a Rio e Janeiro- or São Paulo-based company carefully chosen to match your areas of interests. You’ll spend up to 30 hours a week with your organization, working on substantive projects and gaining first-hand professional experience and an intimate view of Brazilian professional life. Work will be conducted in English (and, if you’re proficient, in Spanish); basic Portuguese is helpful but not required. Interns will be required to enroll in an academic program at FAAP for the duration of the internship. Options include spring semester (19 weeks), fall semester (19 weeks) and summer term (12 weeks). Academic credit for the coursework will be provided by FAAP; academic credit for the internship must be arranged through the U.S. home institution. Examples of Current Internship Positions: Field: Languages/Administration/Journalism City: São Paulo Intern Tasks: Reviewing and editing of all content published on the company website; Production of content to be published on the website. Duration: Up to one year Field: Communication / Design / Web Design City: São Paulo Intern Tasks: Graphic references search, image processing, advertisement creation and graphic material finishing. Duration: 12-14 weeks Examples of Previous Internship Positions: Field: Accounting Intern Tasks: The internship will be done in an Accounting Office that develops tasks in Industrials and Commercials Companies and provides services for small and medium companies. This internship will give you experience in public organ, especially in the Andradina City Hall. And you also will have access to the public accounting software as well as technical visits to the accounting sector and the control sector of medium and major companies of Andradina and districts nearby, visit to the Regional Council of São Paulo Accounting, and visit to BOVESPA/BM&F (Stock Exchange in São Paulo-SP). Field: Business Administration/ Engineering / Economy Intern Tasks: Language support in documents translation (English and Spanish), telecons, visits, networking, researches, etc.; support in data field compilation, MS Project task management, Large Diesel market research and news distribution, presentations creation, market research and templates creation, electronic documents management. Field: International Relations Intern Tasks: Assist in conducting classroom work in the disciplines of international relations; participate in research group meetings on international conflicts and conflicts resolution; participate in event that are occurring in the internship period as a listener or assisting in organization. Course Load: Intensive Portuguese I and II (10-week), 2 Full-Length Courses (Semester) Total Credits Load: 4-6 (10-week), 12 (Semester) Language of Instruction: English and Portuguese Level of Language Proficiency: Beginner. Students studying Portuguese will complete a language placement test and personal interview upon arrival in order to determine appropriate language level. Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Portuguese is required. Academics Course Load: Intensive Portuguese I and II (10-week), 2 Full-Length Courses (Semester) Credit Load: 4-6 credits (10-week), 12-17 credits (Semester) Language of Instruction: English and/or Portuguese Minimum Portuguese Proficiency Required: Beginner. Students studying Portuguese will complete a language placement test and personal interview upon arrival in order to determine appropriate language level. Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Portuguese is required. Transcript: Issued by FAAP (for students taking courses in addition to their internship placement). Courses: Portuguese Language Courses: Students pursuing a 10-week internship will enroll in BridgeAbroad’s Intensive Portuguese program. Specially designed for students with beginning-level or no knowledge of Portuguese, these courses take a full-immersion approach, helping students to advance rapidly and master Portuguese as it’s actually spoken in Brazil. Rather than focusing on dry grammar and vocabulary, students will learn the language through a study of Brazil’s economy, culture, history, and literature—keeping classes engaging, relevant, and fun. Semester-Length Courses: Students who choose to complete a semester-length internship will enroll in 2 classes chosen from among FAAP’s English-language offerings. These courses are taught especially for international students and take advantage of FAAP’s strength in business and international relations. Topics of study include Doing Business in Brazil, Brazilian Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Agreements & Disputes, and Human Rights. By leaving the developed-world “bubble” and studying the

BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad. Immerse yourself in the energy and culture of Brazil as you pursue an internship, learn Portuguese, and study international business in the Southern Hemisphere’s most important cities. Home to many of Latin America’s leading companies, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo afford myriad opportunities to deepen your professional experience and participate first-hand in Brazil’s remarkable economic rise. From the moment you enroll until long after your departure, you’ll enjoy the remarkable support that only Bridge can offer. We’ve got more than two decades of experience in Brazil, and we’ll use our expertise to make sure that your time in Brazil is as hassle-free as possible. We can pick you up at the airport, arrange your housing, and help you settle in to your new home. And our expert on-site advisor will work with you to maximize the impact of your internship, ensuring that your time in Brazil will be one of personal and professional growth.

Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado Founded in 1947, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) has distinguished itself as one of Brazil’s most respected centers for the study of art and business. FAAP has a rich history of supporting the arts; today, its art museum, theater, and artistic residence programs continue to lend the campus a unique cultural vibrancy. Its facilities are state-of-the-art, with wireless internet access throughout and high-tech hardware and software integrated directly into the classroom experience. With partner institutions in nearly 40 countries across the globe, FAAP is thoroughly international in its outlook, and social responsibility remains a pillar of its educational philosophy. FAAP is located in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city and one of the most vibrant in South America. São Paulo might be better known for commercial strength than for its tourist attractions, but as residents of this diverse metropolis know, its internationally renowned dining and nightlife scene and unmatched cultural offerings make São Paulo the sort of place that’s hard to leave—and impossible to find boring. At FAAP, São Paulo will be your classroom, and the opportunities to learn will be as vast as t
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What makes São Paulo unique? As anyone who reads the Business section of the newspaper knows, Brazil is surging. And nowhere is the country’s dazzling rise more evident than in its capital of commerce, São Paulo. An Alpha Global City, São Paulo’s currently the tenth richest metropolitan center on Earth, and it’s projected to beat out Paris and rise to number six by 2025. This extravagant growth doesn’t just make for an amazing business case study; it’s also flooded the city with the sorts of ultra-high-end boutique hotels, luxury goods retailers, and top-notch restaurants more often associated with Beverly Hills than Brazil. But as any visitor to glamour-drenched Rua Oscar Freire knows, this outdated way of thinking is so twentieth-century. So step aside, Champs-Élysées—it’s São Paulo’s time to shine!

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