For more than 60 years, ESPM has been recognized for academic excellence in the areas of advertising, marketing, international relations, and business administration. Its programs are considered among the best in the country, and ESPM alumni are consistently recruited by top companies and academic institutions in Brazil and abroad. The school has campuses in bustling São Paulo, historic Rio de Janeiro, and in the coastal metropolis of Porto Alegre. High Point University’s exchange agreement with ESPM is with the São Paulo campus.
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Location: São Paulo, Brazil (population: 12 million)
University: Associação Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (11,000 students)
Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status
Visa information: See the Visa Information: Brazil page for detailed information.
ESPM offers a small number of courses taught in English for students studying Business Administration and International Relations. To view the full list of course available please visit the Disciplines taught in English_All ESPM Campuses brochure.
For more information, visit the ESPM webpage.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.
ESPM does not offer housing to exchange students, and does not have an Office of Residence Life. Information is sent to incoming students from students or residents in the surrounding region, who have apartments or rooms available to rent. In addition, ESPM provides a list of trusted partner hotels/hostels and a number of agencies that specialize in helping international students find a place to live. In São Paulo, most students prefer to live close to campus in the neighborhood of Vila Mariana. The neighborhood is safe and very active in terms of leisure and culture – both day and night. It is also very well connected to the Metro system, which is the best way to move around the city without a car.
It is recommended that students plan to arrive and stay in a hostel for 1-2 weeks while securing a suitable apartment or room, so this program may not suit every student’s needs.
Meals are self-catered. ESPM offers low-cost meal options for students on campus, and there are plentiful options in nearby neighborhoods for Brazilian and international cuisine to suit all tastes.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.
ESPM’s reputation extends beyond excellent academics that lead to new global career opportunities. The School also believes that the quality of life outside of the classroom is critical to each student’s personal and academic success.
At ESPM, students can get involved in a number of formal and informal sports teams, from soccer and basketball to rugby and table tennis. At each campus, students have access to sports facilities in nearby neighborhoods or use the on-campus facilities. Many students at the São Paulo campus take advantage of the city’s largest park, Ibirapuera Park, with miles of biking and running trails as well as places to play soccer and other team sports. The park is located about a 15-minute walk from campus.
International students can also get involved in many student associations and clubs on all three campuses. The International Office and individual campuses organize special excursions and activities for exchange and other international students at ESPM to truly experience life in Brazil. Activities in the past have included tours at the historical center of São Paulo and exploring the colonial towns of Paraty.