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Business Exchange at São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 05/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 02/05/2018 06/22/2018
NOTE: Estimated dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business, Latin American Studies
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Type: Reciprocal Student Exchange
Program Description:

Sao Paulo

Program Description:

The College of Business Administration has partnered with the UCF Latin American Studies Department to offer a unique study abroad and internship program in Brazil. The academic program takes place at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), which is a private and non-profit Catholic university and one of the largest and most prestigious in Brazil. It is maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo.

São Paulo is the perfect place for business students. Not only is it the largest city in Brazil, but it’s also the financial capital and the largest economy by GPD in Latin America. This unique program is designed for business students who would like to study about the Latin American economy while gaining exposure to an international business environment in a manageable and accessible setting.

Course Selection:

Students take three international business courses taught in English at PUC-SP, for a total of 9 credits. The last course is an internship course worth 3 credits, organized the UCF Latin American Studies Department and Experiential Learning. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with a unique learning opportunity related to business and give them an opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in academic courses to a workplace setting, while obtaining valuable global career skills. Students can earn 12-15 credits and fulfill the requirements for the International Business Minor or the Latin American Studies Minor. Students can stay the whole academic year and earn both minors!

A Portuguese language class is also available, which is offered by PUC-SP’s Continuing Education Department for an additional fee.  


Internship placements are possible in the EducationUSA Office in São Paulo. EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. There is also an opportunity to intern in Marketing in the International Office at PUC-SP.

Minimum Requirements:

  • UCF GPA: 3.0 
  • Must be a pre-business or business major
  • Business Common Program Prerequisites complete
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full-time while participating in the exchange
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad

For general COBA study abroad inquiries, refer to this website:
Program Contact:

To discuss coursework, schedule an appointment with Holly Bouma, Associate Director of International Programs, COBA,

Application Process:

You can apply online for this program.  

All applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant and how well the program fits with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Applications are approved on a rolling basis.  When placement capacity is reached, the website will show 'Full' and applications will no longer be accepted.  Students may be placed on the waitlist.

Additional Information:

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)
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International Student Guide for PUC-SP:

To apply for a passport, click here
A Student Guide to Study Abroad - complete a short questionnaire for your free guide.