For a deep dive into Portuguese, research collaboration with Brazilian colleagues, and a dynamic experience in one of the largest cities in the world, the São Paulo Global Center is a necessary stop on your journey.

Since the São Paulo Global Center opened its doors in 2016, it has widened the University’s engagement in South America. Though partnerships in Brazil are long-running, in the past few years there’s been an increase in the number of Brazilian students visiting South Bend as undergraduates and as part of NDI’s Global Engagement programs. Student and faculty exchanges have become more readily available through memoranda with top institutions. And the number of internships and service opportunities are constantly growing.

In the months and years ahead, expect to see workshops and seminars for faculty and university leadership, collaborative research endeavors with Brazilian institutions, and additional study and work opportunities for undergraduates. 

An international student’s perspective: Marching in the Band of the Fighting Irish

Beatriz de Campos Silva, a sophomore from São Paulo, Brazil, writes about her experience in the band as an international student, and how she enjoys being a part of something bigger than herself.

A Semester, Interrupted

Nicole Marinho Vieira Weiss from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of three international students sharing a glimpse into the reality of being an international student during a global pandemic.

Notre Dame network in Brazil connects students to virtual summer internships

Three Notre Dame undergraduates from Brazil are currently working virtually with a variety of companies in São Paulo, thanks to the collaboration and coordination of the São Paulo Global Center and the Notre Dame Club of Brazil.

50 students from Brazil who have enrolled at ND in the past four years

28 students have participated in a summer program in Brazil

42 Brazilian students have participated in iLED

9 organizations have hosted ND students for internships