São Paulo FAQs
Why is Hult partnering with FDC?
Hult is partnering with Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) to offer
campus rotation to Brazil. FDC is one of the leading business
schools in Brazil and will provide the teaching facilities and
sponsor visas for rotating students.
Why São Paulo?
Brazil is the world’s 5th largest economy and growing. São
Paulo (approx. 30 million people) is the largest city in Brazil
and the commercial capital of Latin America and is a world
Where will classes be taught?
The program will be run out of FDC’s downtown campus at
Av. Dr. Cardoso de Melo, 1184, in the Vila Olímpia district of
São Paulo. This is FDC’s executive education campus aimed
at managers (its primary campus is in Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s
third-largest city, some 600 km from São Paulo).
Vila Olímpia is an upper-class neighborhood and is home to
the Latin American offices of several multinationals including
Unilever, Google, Yahoo!, CNET, Intel, Symantec and Microsoft,
among many others. The area is also well known for its nightlife
district with several of the city’s best bars and nightclubs.
When will rotation take place?
Module D only. For MBA, MIB, and EMBA students.
What will the accommodation options be?
Students will be free to find their own accommodation.
Some rooms will be reserved at the Quality Suites Long Stay
Hotel on the Rua Alvorada in the Vila Olímpia. This is a three
minute walk from the FDC campus. A range of single, twin
and triple rooms will be available. Students should budget
US$2,400-3,000 for accommodation for the entire module.
Can I bring my family too?
Families can be brought to São Paulo, but students will need
to take responsibility for finding suitable accommodation and
ensuring that companions have the appropriate tourist visas.
In general it is not recommended that families rotate.
Are there any internship options available?
No internships will be available locally. However, the School
will organize company visits during the module. Rotating MBA
Students will complete their Action Project in São Paulo.
What kind of Hult team will we have in São
The School will provide a range of support services whilst
students are in São Paulo. However, these will be more
limited than in permanent Hult campuses.
Will we offer Portuguese classes?
Yes. Beginner Portuguese classes will be offered to all
Who will be teaching?
The majority of the professors teaching will be Hult
professors who are coming from other campuses. However,
FDC faculty will teach a course in “Doing business in Brazil”.
Some other locally-focused electives may be offered, but we
cannot confirm at this stage.
Will I learn about the local culture?
A range of extra-curricula activities will be organized to help
students understand and enjoy the Brazilian culture. These will
include visits to local and regional multinational companies,
museum tours, including the Museum of Modern Art of São
Paulo, shopping excursions on the Rua Oscar Freire and
Rua 25 de Março, and outings to São Paulo’s and the Vila
Olímpia’s many wonderful restaurants and nightspots.
Are there capacity constraints?
Whilst the school will do its best to accommodate all
students wishing to rotate to Brazil, like all Hult rotation
options there are capacity constraints. Initially we have built
capacity for up to 100 students to rotate to Brazil in 2013.
What are the visa rules / constraints
to enter Brazil?
All non-Brazilian nationals will require a student visa to enter
the country. First entry into Brazil must be within 90 days
from the date the visa is issued. Within 30 days of arrival
in Brazil, bearers of a ‘Student Visa’ must register with the
Brazilian Immigration authorities (DPMAF) and submit the
second copy of the visa application form, which will have
been stamped and returned to them by the Consulate
The visa processing fee is US$300.
The documents required for a student visa include:
• Applicant’s passport, valid for no less than 6 months
• Two visa application forms, duly filled and signed
by the applicant
• Two passport-size photographs
• A letter from FDC confirming acceptance on the
• Certificate of Prosecution/Conviction History
• Proof of means of support during the applicant’s
stay in Brazil
Can I work whilst studying?
No. Students entering Brazil on a student visa are ineligible