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Notre Dame has partnerships with highly ranked universities and nonprofit organizations in Brazil and Latin America:

University of Campinas

The University of Campinas (UNICAMP) is a public university funded by the state of São Paulo. Established in 1966 in the city of Campinas, UNICAMP's primary goals are becoming an academic center of excellence, producing world-class basic and applied research, providing high-standard undergraduate and graduate education, and serving as a catalyst for economic and social development.

University of São Paulo

The University of São Paulo (USP) is a public university, maintained by the State of São Paulo and affiliated with the State Secretariat of Economic, Scientific and Technological Development. Notre Dame has partnered with USP to provide exchange programs to undergraduate students.

In 2017, Notre Dame International partnered with USP to host a conference on the USP campus on the rule of law.

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In 2018, Notre Dame signed an Undergraduate Student Exchange Agreement with PUC-Rio, the first private higher education institution in Brazil. It was founded in 1940 by the Catholic Church, represented by Cardinal D. Sebastião Leme and Father Leonel Franca S.J. Beyond providing education, PUC-Rio undertook the task of assisting the community, based on Christian ethical values, solidarity, and human respect. The University represents a space for achievement, overcoming challenges and development of its students.

Fundacão Estudar

Fundacao Estudar is a nonprofit organization that offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to potential leaders and also offers career guidance and self-knowledge programs to their students.

Notre Dame has worked with Fundação Estudar  on a number of successful events, including an annual undergraduate admissions information session and a Master Class on Business Ethics with Notre Dame professor Ann Tenbrunsel.


Created in 1999, the Social Institute for Motivating, Supporting and Recognizing Talents (Ismart) is a private, nonprofit entity that identifies talented 12 to 15 years old students of low income and grants them scholarships to top private high schools. Ismart also offers them development programs and vocational guidance from elementary to university education. Since 2013, Notre Dame has provided scholarships to Ismart students for summer programs.