Program Details

As the business world grows ever more international, a global outlook has become less a luxury than a critical tool for professional success. And BridgeAbroad’s Internship and Business Studies program has made it easier (and more fun!) than ever before.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Work Types:

Program Overview

Program Description:
Internship Hours: Up to 30 per week Internship Areas: Accounting, Business, International Relations, Marketing Working in São Paulo Your internship will place you directly in a São Paulo-based company carefully chosen to match your areas of interest. 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 with be conducted in English (and, if you’re proficient, in Spanish); basic Portuguese is helpful but not required. 24/7 Support Bridge understands that working in a foreign office can be intimidating; that’s why we’re there to support you every step of the way. We’ll conduct orientation sessions to familiarize you with Brazilian etiquette and cultural norms, and our on-site Intern Advisor and Coordinator will work jointly with you throughout your internship to guarantee you a productive and enriching experience. 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.

As the business world grows ever more international, a global outlook has become less a luxury than a critical tool for professional success. And BridgeAbroad’s Internship and Business Studies program has made it easier (and more fun!) than ever before. Based in São Paulo, Brazil’s meteoric commercial capital, BridgeAbroad’s two- to four-month program combines graduate business studies at the renowned Business School São Paulo with a substantive internship in your field of interest. If you’re a current MBA student, there’s no better way to broaden your horizons as you immerse yourself in the fast-paced business culture of the Southern Hemisphere’s most important city. And what a city it is! From its Michelin Starred-restaurants to its high-end shopping and vibrant museums, São Paulo is a city that wears its cultural sophistication on its sleeve. Bridge has two decades of experience introducing international students to the best of Brazil. By letting our experts handle all the logistics, you can be sure that you’ll have the time and confidence to take advantage of all its paulistano pleasures!

Academics Course Load: 2-4 Courses Credit Load: Up to 3 credits (up to 48 hours) Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0 Prerequisites: Must be currently enrolled in an MBA program. No knowledge of Portuguese is required. An Innovative Approach to Teaching Business BridgeAbroad’s partner in São Paulo, the Business School São Paulo, offers one of Latin America’s most innovative MBA programs. BridgeAbroad interns will participate half-time in BSP’s MBA program, developing the management techniques and broader leadership skills critical to succeed in international business. Classes draw on the real-life expertise of successful professionals and on the latest academic research, combining the best of both practical and conceptual approaches to business education. Course Framework BSP’s MBA courses are taught in blocks and grouped around specially designed modules that highlight Strategy, Leadership and Organization, Economy and Finance, Marketing and Operations and Management. BridgeAbroad interns will choose courses from an array of courses across these diverse modules. Offerings include practically oriented classes like Supply Chain Management and Corporate International Law, along with more conceptual courses like Ethics and Business.
Setting Description:
Sala São Paulo is more than an ornate and technologically advanced home for one of São Paulo’s state orchestra; it’s also a symbol of rebirth and reinvention in São Paulo’s once-struggling centro, or downtown. With its adjustable ceiling and stunning acoustics, it’s hard to believe that this renowned symphony hall began life as a train station! But in fact, it opened as Estação Júlio Prestes, a grand early-20th-century terminal built to receive coffee shipments from the interior. As Brazil’s economy declined in the 1980s, so too did the station and its surrounding neighborhood. But a remarkably successful urban renewal effort has imbued the centro with newfound energy. Long-congested roads are now vibrant pedestrian shopping streets, and a once-crumbling train station hosts one of Latin America’s leading orchestras. Come to think of it, this odds-beating turnaround isn’t just a stand-in for the centro—it’s a pitch-perfect metaphor for Brazil itself!