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Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese
Housing: Flat/Apartment Number of Credits Offered: 12-16
Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Bilateral Exchange
Area of Study: Management, Marketing, Economics, International Business Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Open to non-Mason Students: No
Program Description:

Insper - Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Insper
 
Insper, founded in 1987,  is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to education and research in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Law and Engineering.  It's mission is to be a leading center and to explore the complementarity of these fields of knowledge.  The university belongs to a select group of the world's top business schools that hold the "Triple Crown" of accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.  Students' daily life on campus goes beyond the classroom, with an array of extracurricular activities to support their learning and development.

Application cycles are open one semester at a time. Applications for the fall/academic year will open around December 1 of the year prior and applications for spring/calendar year will open around July 1 of the year prior.​​

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Eligibility

In order to participate in this program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Students must have completed at least 45 credits at the time of departure.
    • For students applying for fall or academic year programs, this total does not include summer coursework that has yet to be completed.
  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application and departure.
  • Students planning to study abroad in the last semester of their senior year should discuss this with their GEO program administrator and major advisor as this may affect their ability to graduate on time.
  • Students planning to take courses in Portuguese are required to have taken PORT 210, SPAN 309, or equivalent prior to departure.
  • Recent transfer students cannot study abroad their first semester (not including summer) at Mason.

Courses Available


Insper offers courses taught in Portuguese and English.    

Credit Conversion

Students are expected to take a full-time course load during their time at Insper.

Grade Conversion

When transferring courses back to Mason, the credits will transfer but the grade will not. However, you must receive the equivalent of a "C" or above in order to transfer your credit back. 

Choosing Courses Abroad

This program does not have pre-approved classes. It is your responsibility to select courses and get them approved for transfer credit. To facilitate this process, you will complete the Petition for Transfer of Credit (PTC) Form. You will have access to the PTC form when you open an application.

You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.

Academic Calendar


The academic calendar at  INSPER is different from Mason. The first semester is our spring semester; the second semester is our fall semester.
 

Global Understanding

Students participating in this study abroad program will automatically fulfill the Mason Global Understanding core requirement.

Housing

Insper does not offer on campus housing.  The International Relations Office at Insper provides information, contacts, and advising for students, assisting them in finding the best housing during their stay.

Program Cost 

This is a Bilateral Exchange Program. Students are enrolled as regular students at the partner university, pay Mason tuition to Mason, and pay room and board abroad. Students can use the budget sheets located at the top of this page to see what GEO estimates as expenses.

Program Payments

As this is a Bilateral Exchange Program, students will pay for their tuition as they normally do in PatriotWeb.

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $150 for Mason students. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.

Administrative Fee: A non-refundable administrative fee of $375 (for semester length programs) or $575 (for year-long programs) must be received in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.

Financial Aid: Students using financial aid are encouraged to talk to their counselor regarding how their financial aid can transfer to their program.

Scholarships

GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Scholarships

Application Deadline:

Fall/Academic Year: Early/Mid March
Spring/Calendar Year: Early/Mid October

Visa Information

Once accepted into a program, it will be your responsibility to apply for a student visa and/or residence permit (if required, based on your citizenship). You will receive details on this with your acceptance letter. Do not apply for a visa until after you have been officially accepted. Visit the Embassy of Brazil's website for further information.

Application requirements:*

Application fee: $150 for Mason students.

Official Transcripts: An official copy of your Mason transcript is required as well as copies of official transcripts from any other college or university you have attended.

Passport Status: If you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents.

Questionnaires: Read and complete the documents according to the instructions.

*Additional paperwork may be required for this program and can be viewed inside your application.
 

Application instructions:

GEO Program Administrator

Name Mikaela Spencer
Email mspenc2@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-2641
  Make an appointment

Additional Resources

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/11/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/06/2019 06/15/2020
NOTE: Dates are tentative. They will be updated when received from the partner university.
Fall Semester 2019 03/11/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/06/2019 12/07/2019
NOTE: Dates are tentative. They will be updated when received from the partner university.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.