Universidade Metodista de São Paulo
Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (UMESP)
One of the largest universities in the country,Universidade Metodista de São Paulo is comprised of 3 campuses in São Paulo, Brazil and numerous extension locations throughout the country. With a population of 11 million, São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. Students can take advantage of the numerous cultural attractions afforded by living in such a cosmopolitan city, including local museums, a variety of festivals, or attending soccer matches.
Completion of one semester at university
Intermediate Portuguese language ability
In addition to the minimum requirements, students must provide the following information:
- Photocopy of your passport photo page
- Official transcripts
- Letter of motivation
- One photo (3 x 4 cm)
- Registration form from UMESP
- Plan of studies
- Proof of health insurance
Important Dates: Students may apply for one semester or an academic year.
|Program Term||Application Deadline|
|February - June, 2013||September, 2012|
|August - December, 2013||May, 2013|
Courses: All courses at UMESP are taught in Portuguese. International students are required to take 3 modules in disciplines that include biology and health, communications, software and environmental engineering, business administration, and philosophy and languages. Each module represents a discipline that includes three courses. Each of these courses will vary in length. International students can expect to spend 20 to 30 hours per week in class.
Cultural Experiences: On the weekends, the Camargo Guarnieri Young Philharmonic Orchestra presents free concerts on campus for the enjoyment of the university’s students, teachers, staff and the community. International students are also encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities that include, among others, music, sports andcapoeira, a Brazilian martial art. International students will also be able to join in community volunteering opportunities.
Housing and Meals: International students will stay in dorms, apartments, or with host families. All living spaces are located off-campus and are not operated by UMESP. The international student advisors will help students to locate an apartment and the student can choose the place by themselves.
Students who choose to live with families will also enjoy taking meals with their families. Accommodation costs vary.
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** Personal expenses will vary greatly according to habits and interests
*** Meals based on campus cafeteria or typical local meals
**** Insurance cost varies based on student’s age