As the fourth largest city in the world and the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere. São Paulo is the cultural and financial capital of Brazil, and one of the top cities for study abroad in Latin America (QS Best Student Cities Ranking).  With world-renowned nightlife, excellent cuisine, a lively fashion scene, 223 cinemas, 92 theatres, 11 cultural centers, 70 museums and dozens of historic buildings, there is always something new to explore in this metropolis of 21 million people. São Paulo is also a melting pot of different cultures, with large Italian, Arab and Japanese communities. 

Located in Higienópolis, one of the most traditional districts of São Paulo, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado was originally founded in 1947 as a foundation to support fine arts. The Museum of Brazilian Art, the FAAP Theatre and the Artist in Residence program make FAAP one of the most prominent institutions promoting arts and culture in the region of São Paulo. Today, FAAP is considered one of the most important and respected academic and cultural institutions in Brazil, and FAAP’s Executive MBA is considered one of the best in the country. FAAP prepares future business, public, cultural and artistic leaders, with a mission to promote both teaching and the arts and provide its students with a well-rounded education.

The Business and International Studies Program is a great fit for students who want to study in English while experiencing all that São Paulo and Brazil have to offer. ISEP students immerse themselves in Brazilian culture and daily life by taking university classes and living in the community. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. 

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Course Description

Courses are taught in English and primarily focus on business and international studies. Past subjects have included topics such as Sports Management, Doing Business in Brazil, Human Rights and Environment and Social Change in Brazil. 

Students on the Study in English program can take up to six courses taught entirely in English by international and local faculty at FAAP. Go to the Study in English page to find the list and description of courses available for the current semester. The course offerings vary each semester.

It is recommended that students also enroll in the in-session intensive Portuguese course, included in ISEP benefits. Students may also choose to enroll in a pre-session intensive Portuguese course for an additional fee. No prior Portuguese language experience is required.

Website for Course Availability

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Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado

Founded in 1947 as an organization dedicated to supporting and developing the fine arts, today Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado has grown into one of the most important and respected academic...


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Fields of Study

  • Business

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law

  • Sports Studies

    Sport and Fitness Management

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 67
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 500
  • IELTS Score: 5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 4
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

Non-native English speakers must provide demonstration of English proficiency by submitting IELTS or TOEFL scores, or an ISEP Language Evaluation at the B1 level.  

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