Study Abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Study Abroad in Sao Paulo: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester (with meal allowance) $12,995
Fall or Spring Semester (without meal allowance) $11,745

Stay for a year and save $1,000
Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of $1,000 toward their second semester fee.

Program Fee Includes:


  • Personalized assistance from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect


  • Tuition up to 18 semester credits
  • Housing in Brazilian homestays or in a student house
  • Meal Allowance valued at approximately $1,250 to subsidize the cost of purchasing groceries and meals
  • Day trips including Juquehy beach, Santos and Embu das Artes
  • Cultural and social activities such as a guided tour of the historical center of So Paulo, the municipal market, the major art museums, social activities with local Brazilians, the Festa Junina and the Aula de Gastronomia Brasiliera
  • Resident Director and student services support staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Brazil
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Brazil and help you to adjust to the culture
  • Volunteer opportunities such as working with children, the elderly and assisting on social projects in the community of So Paulo
  • FAAP facilities including libraries, computer labs, Museum of Brazilian Art, FAAP theater and fitness center
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service allows you to reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by the Fundao Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP). One official copy will be sent to the students home institution
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Optional Components

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable application fee and $250 refundable damage deposit. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or spring semester


  • U.S. to So Paulo
  • So Paulo to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Des Moines$1,340
Los Angeles$1,160
New York$1,320
San Francisco$1,400
St. Louis$1,680

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)