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Associação Atlética Acadêmica Flaviana Condeixa Favaretto – A.A.A.F.C.F (Academic Athletics Association Flaviana Condeixa Favaretto) is a student association responsible for the promotion of sports and physical activities among the students of FEA-RP, increasing their interactions with each other and developing a passion for defending our faculty on court. We do so by providing all the facilities and coaching necessary to make the training possible. We also promote parties and participate in several championships.


We want YOU to be one of us! We want YOU to become a GORILLA, to defend FEA-RP and its blue color on court. We want you to cheer with us, to play with us and celebrate with us!

For that to be true, we offer trainings for soccer, indoor soccer, handball, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, rugby, tennis, table tennis, chess, judo, jiu-jitsu, athletics and swimming. All for FREE! We have a sports centrum called CEFER, where most of our trainings take place. You just have to show your student ID in order to enter, and then you're free to train.


In addition, we participate in several championships throughout the year, which are: Economíadas, CaipirUSP, Taça LAURP, Intracampus and JUESP.
Economíadas is the most important championship for us. It usually takes place in the end of May and it lasts for three days. We play against 9 different faculties, most of them from São Paulo state. It has been a tradition for more than 15 years now, and FEA-RP is the major winner, which we intend to be for a long time!


CaipirUSP is a championship in which we play against other USP campuses, which are also situated in the country side of São Paulo state. It has had more than 10 editions and it for sure is super exciting! The sportive level is higher than Economíadas and people just love to get along. Taça LAURP and Intracampus both take place inside the campus of USP Ribeirão Preto. The first one happens from March till June, and the latter from September till mid-November. In these championships we compete against all the faculties inside the campus and it is quite competitive! And for last, but not least, we have JUESP. It is a championship with the highest sportive level and FEA has quite recently joined it. It has many levels of competition, being the first one against teams from the countryside of São Paulo state, and the last one against the greatest team of the whole state.

So, if you're interested on joining one of our teams, don't be shy!

Just download this flyer for more information:


Watch these videos:


And get in touch with us (during the Reception Day, before or after that!) and we'll arrange everything for you to start training right away!

Barbara Costa: +55 16 982301617 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marcelo Carvalhaes Martins: +55 35 88202319 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FEA-RP International Relations Committee and International Office offers the Portuguese for Speakers of Other Languages. The course is free and specially offered for incoming students (undergraduate and graduate students) that are enrolled in our exchange program in the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto and have already got their student visa.


The growing number of foreign students at USP reinforces the need for reception policies that underpin the internationalization process and facilitate the adaptation of exchange students. At the heart of the welcoming actions is the provision of language teaching / learning, which will enable the construction of identity in the receiving society. Thus, the objective of this course is to provide the learning of the basic level of Portuguese language for foreign exchange students on the campus of Ribeirão Preto, promoting intercultural awareness and fruitful living with the local community.


Themes related to concrete social situations Meet people: greet; ask and give personal information; say goodbye; talk about professions; communicate in the classroom Meetings: propose something; to invite; ask the time; develop leisure activities Eating and drinking: restaurant; Pub; Invitations; ask for something; thank Verbs: to be, to be, to be, to have, to have, to like, to want, immediate future Nouns: male / female Personal, possessive, demonstrative prepositions Preposition: in + article METHODS Conceiving the student as an active participant in the teaching / learning process , the joint construction of knowledge is through social and collective activities. It works with tasks and problematization of real situations that allow to experience the culture of the host country. Integrating activities, videos and other visual resources are used. Interactive practices in the context of immersion are encouraged. STUDENT ACTIVITIES Individual Activities: The student is motivated to assess their knowledge and participate in communicative situations that include them in the local community. Group Activities: Groups help to create relationships of help, fundamental in the process of adaptation to the new culture.


Questions about Portuguese Language course at FEA-RP can be solved through the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Written by 12 May 2015

Most of our modules are offered at level 4, first year undergraduate level and have a minimum of 45 contact hours over three weeks. Some modules are offered at level 5, second year undergraduate level and therefore will require some background in the subject. Most modules also have an interactive approach and may include discussion groups and seminars, scenarios and role play. You may be taken outside of the classroom to see how your subject resonates within London


All our modules have undergone a scrutiny process by academic peers at the College and must meet strict academic regulations and it is this combination of academic rigour, and an interactive approach that makes sure our programmes are as intensive as they are rewarding.

Previous Editions

Written by 05 May 2015

2014 - First Edition


2015 - Second Edition

During the summer of my first year at the University of Surrey, I undertook the summer school in Brazil along with fifteen other students from our university. After finishing a very challenging first year studying Law, I was very interested in both the Economics and Legal aspects of the course.

We stayed in Riberao Preto, at a campus of the University of Sao Paulo. We stayed in university accommodation which was very clean and we were provided with a good breakfast every day. We attended classes from 8am until 4pm and explored the city every evening. We also completed a group project which we then presented to our class mates. The temperature is around 20-25 degrees Celsius which is very manageable and it is a very affordable country to travel, an average vegetarian evening meal costing around £4 and a meat option costing around £6. The University arranged weekend visits for us to explore the country a bit further, we travelled to both Sao Paulo and Brasilia. Our trip to the capital, Brasilia, was a 10-hour over-night journey but it is very worth it.

When in Sao Paulo we also took part in many cultural visits to places such as a farm that produced organic produce and a coca cola factory, where we got lots of free drinks. I was particularly interested in our visit to the coffee plantation, where we were shown the whole process of growing coffee right though to packaging and tasting it. Coffee is Brazil's largest export so this was also interesting to learn about how it affects their economy and global status.

One thing I will never forget about Brazil is how warm and welcoming the Brazilian people are, you will never feel lost or alone. There were a number of Brazilian students on our course which helped us hugely with getting around and with learning and perfecting our Portuguese skills. The students also took us around the city in their spare time and showed us how the Brazilian's love to party.

A group of us also arranged to stay in Brazil for an extra week and travel to Rio (a 45-minute flight). If you are considering this trip I would strongly suggest arranging to travel to Rio, even just for the weekend. The sights in Rio are not to be missed and really do add to this once in a lifetime trip.

I would recommend this trip unreservedly to anybody considering it. The lectures and classes are very interesting and the Brazilian culture is so enriching, you will have an amazing time.

Robyn Matthews, University of Surrey (UK)


In the summer after my second year at University, I, along with 15 others went to Brazil to take part in the Brazilian Business and Culture Programme. This took place in Ribeirao Preto, at the University of Sao Paulo. It consisted of various classes such as: Brazilian Economy, Brazilian Law, Portuguese and Brazilian culture. The classes also included local students who wanted to improve their English and have an opportunity to meet students from Surrey. The course allowed us to experience a new culture and how students in Brazil learnt first-hand.

Throughout our time there we were not only restricted to learning via theoretical concepts in the classroom. We were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to visit many companies first hand, the capital Brasilia, and the city Sao Paolo itself. This meant we would see the theoretical knowledge we learnt being applied in person. It also allowed us to use the Portuguese we learnt in class.

The students, lecturers and staff at the University of Sao Paulo were all very welcoming and did everything they could to ensure every student enjoyed this experience. They held engaging lectures and discussions which gave us an understanding of different aspects of Brazil and answered any questions we had. We also socialised with the Brazilians outside of class including a football match at the end of the programme.

Even though people did not speak a lot of English in Brazil, we had no problems communicating at all. Brazilians are keen on helping tourists and are excited to see people from different cultures and countries visiting their country. We learnt a lot not only in the classroom, but also how to live, travel and communicate in a different country.

When I first came to Brazil out of the other 15 Surrey students there, I only knew 2 others. Once I had left, I had managed to create a close friendship with the majority of them and will have memories and experiences that I will remember for a life time. The friends I made in Brazil continue to be my friends in my last year at Surrey too.

I understand some people will be hesitant to travel alone and live in a country they have never been to for a month. A lot of us were like that at the start of the trip, but we quickly realised we were not alone. Every student who went was in the same position meaning everyone was open to making new friends and helping each other have a great time. I was lucky enough to know a few others before going, but others knew no one at all, but still managed to make loads of close friends and enjoy the whole trip.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to experience a new country, make friends and learn at a top class University. I highly recommend going as it is unlikely you will be given such an opportunity anywhere else. Speaking from first-hand experience, I am sure the next year's cohort will enjoy the programme and will be able to create memories that last a lifetime as well.

Overall, it is an experience I will never forget and I am glad I took advantage of this opportunity. I would definitely do it again.

Taha ManiarUniversity of Surrey (UK)


2016 - Third Edition

In the summer of 2016, I was part of the Brazilian Business and Culture Programme were I learnt about Brazil's social, economic, law, and agribusiness aspects in USP University, the top university in Brazil. The University is located in Ribeirao Preto, a wealthy city nicknamed "Brazilian California" due to its strength in agribusiness and high technology. The classes were very interactive and interesting, and personally, I really enjoyed the Agribusiness class because, by understanding this, you understand the history of Brazil and how it was founded, why certain areas of Brazil are poor and other are rich, and where their various demographics come from.

The teachers are also extremely friendly and very fluent in English. We had over 8 nationalities in our group and all blended amazingly well! Many of us never met each other before but everyone was so open and friendly and this created a really great atmosphere in the house and classes. We also had made a few Brazilian friends who have also joined the course to meet students from Surrey and to travel around Brazil with us. They were very helpful when it came to calling a taxi to go around town or to order a pizza at the house. The course is not all done in class. As I mentioned before, we travelled to other parts of Brazil, like Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil with over 21 million people, and to capital Brasilia to apply what we learnt in class to the real world. Other places included near towns and cities that were hosts to big sugar cane or coffee plants.

The coffee corporation we have visited, Cooxupe, is the largest Brazilian coffee exporter and it's actually made of many small, family businesses that own a coffee farm. Even though people did not speak a lot of English in Brazil, we had no problems communicating at all. People in Brazil are keen on helping tourists and give a good impression of their country. The experience outside of class helped me a lot in how to live, travel and communicate in a different country. If you want to experience a new country, make new friends and learn about Brazil in Brazil's top University then this is a great opportunity for doing just that. I highly recommend going as this course is such a memorable lifetime adventure and am sure next year's cohort will think the same after they experience it.

Nader QariniUniversity of Surrey (UK)


This was a three-week summer programme at Brazil’s most prestigious university – Universidade de São Paulo (USP). I thoroughly enjoyed this course and learned so much about Brazil, it’s economy and culture. We also got to visit Brazil's biggest production companies – a coffee production and a pharmaceutical company. What I liked the most about the summer school was the variety of people I got to meet, the team who welcomed us in USP were very professional and friendly, we all felt very welcomed and the programme itself was very well thought through with specific activities and classes. As part of the summer school we got to go to other cities in Brazil, such as Brasilia and Sao Paulo.

After the end of the programme, a group of 8 of us went to Rio de Janeiro to explore Brazil even more. I was very lucky with the group of people from Surrey I went to Brazil with. I didn’t know anyone before the programme and although we were all so different, we got on extremely well and always made one another laugh. We had Portuguese classes every day and in one of the classes we even learned how to dance Samba.

I can really say that due to this invaluable experience I have made lifelong friendships and it has been my favourite summer so far. Also, we are still keeping in touch very regularly with the team in USP.

Ieva BernateUniversity of Surrey (UK)


2017 - 4th Edition


Registration Fees

Written by 05 May 2015


Registration Fees

The investment for Summer School FEA-RP for International Students is 1.000,00 (for partner universities). The price includes: Course + Portuguese Lessons + Accommodation in shared room + Company Visits + Cultural Visits to São Paulo and Brasília.


Payment of fees

All applications require payment of the non-refundable fee that must be paid after submitting an application. We are unable to confirm your place on the Summer Program until your fees have been paid in full. As all places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis then early payment of fees is advised. Details of how to pay your fees will be provided.

Applications are now open

All international applicants to the Undergraduate Summer School  should be made using our Online Application - Brazilian Business & Culture 2017


Application deadline

Applications must be done until April 30th 2017


Brazilian Applicants / Alunos Brasileiros

Serão oferecidas até dez vagas gratuitas1 para alunos de graduação da USP, sendo que até cinco vagas serão para alunos da FEA-RP. A seleção será de acordo com a média normalizada (com reprovações). O aluno deverá ter conhecimento na língua inglesa para acompanhar as aulas2.
Para se inscrever, o aluno deverá entregar no International Office FEA-RP pessoalmente (sala 42, Blobo B2 da FEA-RP) ou por email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), até o dia 8 de Junho de 2017, os seguinte documentos:

  • Formulário de Inscrição;
  • Resumo Escolar avalizado pelo Serviço de Graduação;
  • Cópia do RG
  • Cópia de Certidão de Nascimento.


Resultado da seleção dos alunos brasileiros



1 A Gratuidade aplica-se as taxas acadêmicas, cabendo ao aluno arcar com as despesas de deslocamento, acomodação em Ribeirão Preto, Brasília e São Paulo, alimentação etc.

 Não é necessário apresentar certificado de Proficiência, mas os alunos deverão ter um nível de inglês suficiente para acompanhamento e participação nas aulas.



Normally students can come to the FEA-RP Summer Program only with a Tourist Visa, due its a 3-week seminar. To check if you need a Brazilian visa please visit Entrances Visas in Brazil.



Probably you will arrive in São Paulo, and Ribeirão Preto is a city located 300km away from there. The state capital has 2 main airports:

  • São Paulo / Guarulhos International Airport - Governador André Franco Montoro (IATA: GRU, ICAO: SBGR), popularly known as "Cumbica Airport", is the main and the busiest airport in Brazil, located in Guarulhos city, 25 km far from the city center of São Paulo. Since 2012 the it was renamed as GRU Airport.
  • São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (IATA: CGH, ICAO: SBSP) is the second busiest airport in number of passengers and number of aircrafts in Brazil. It is located in Sao Paulo, Vila Congonhas district, about 11 km distant from the city center and 37 km from GRU Airport.


You have two options to come to Ribeirão Preto:


1) By Plane

From Guarulhos-Cumbica (GRU) and São Paulo-Congonhas (CGH), we have several flight options to Ribeirao Preto Airport (RAO). The prices can be a little bit higher, because there are some airport taxes. Only pay attention at the time - you should reserve at least 2 hours between your arrival time and the departure so that you are able to make the immigration process calmly and you can also have time to look for the correct gate to come. If you need to wait for a long time, there are some good restaurants at the airport. Flight companies normally have options for English version:


If you decide to come by plane, be careful to buy the ticket from Guarulhos Airport (GRU) or São Paulo-Congonhas (CGH) because there is also Viracopos Airport, that is considered to be Sao Paulo but it is in Campinas city, that is 2 hours away from Sao Paulo. The trip from São Paulo to Ribeirão Preto by plane takes around 1 hour, leaving from São Paulo. If you arrive in other cities, for example: Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte or Brasília, check if the airline's companies have directly flights to Ribeirão Preto, most of them have it.


2) By Coach

The Airport Bus Service is operated by the Consortium Internorte, offering transport by bus between GRU Airport to São Paulo/Congonhas Airport and the Tiete Coach Station (the only coach station you can take to come to Ribeirão Preto!), Barra Funda Coach Station, Itaim Bibi, Praça da Republica, and circuit of hotels of Avenida Paulista and Rua Augusta.


You can also take a taxi to the coach station, but it is going to be much more expensive. If you prefer to do that, be sure to take an official taxi from the airport. They are more trustable. Taxis in Sao Paulo can be harsh with foreigners. It is going to take you around the same time than the coach. Just be sure that you get to the Tietê Coach Station.


Once you get to the Tiete Coach station, look for the company called "Cometa" or "Rapido Ribeirão Preto).

You can buy the tickets from the internet or only check the available schedule (it is very frequent - around every 40 minutes) at www.viacaocometa.com.br


The trip from São Paulo to Ribeirão Preto takes around 4 hours, leaving from Tietê Coach Station.



All participants will be assigned a shared-room on campus at the Foreigner Guest House or at a the Vita et Pax Hostel, which is near the University with an easy access to the Campus.


Foreigner Guest House

Foreigner Guest House is a hosting service for short stay international visitors who have academic ties with the Ribeirão Preto´s USP Campus.
The guest house has suite bedrooms, single bedrooms, double bedrooms 1 triple suites. It has a living area with a TV, microwave and refrigerator that are available to guests. The breakfast is served on weekdays from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. It´s located at Rua Pedreira de Freitas, 7 (see campus map here)


Vita Et Pax Hostel
The college Vita et Pax, runed by Benedictine nuns, has a hostel which is widely used for people who will be at USP for short stays due it is very close to the campus. They have shared rooms for 2, 3 and 4 people. The breakfast is included and served daily. They offer lunch and dinner, not included in the value. There is also kitchen for those who want to prepare their own meals. It´s located at Av. Abade Constantino, 150 - Jardim Recreio, Ribeirão Preto


Written by 16 Jan 2015


FEA-RP Summer School - Brazilian Business & Culture Program

The Program is hosted at the School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto – University of São Paulo - Brazil, the best Latin American University, in one of the most important cities for agribusiness in Brazil.


The 2017 edition will be offered from June 20th to July 7th, 2017 (3 weeks).


The Summer Program Brazilian Business & Culture is an intensive program focused on Brazilian economy, agribusiness and also including a strong cultural management aspect.



All subjects are taught in English, and you will take classes with Brazilian students as well. As the language takes a important role in any national culture, a Portuguese Language course is included in the Program, for international students.


The program is structured in classes; seminars; company and cultural visits; workshops and at the end of the Program the students are required to present a project focused on one of the topics presented in the Program. Courses offered:

  • Brazilian Economy
  • Brazilian Culture
  • Agribusiness
  • Brazilian Tax
  • Brazilian Business
  • Project
  • Understanding and Exploring Brazil
  • Portuguese Language Course


Cultural Visits

Cultural visits to São Paulo and Brasília are also included in the program. Students will have also the opportunity to visit Brazilian based companies such as factories, farms and cooperatives.


For further information, please access our Material:






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