FAUBAI 2017 Pre-Conference Program

April 3th to April 8th, 2017 - São Paulo and Florianópolis

The pre-conference program will immerse you in the Brazilian higher education system. During 6 days prior to the FAUBAI Conference, participants will be able to visit a range of Brazilian universities—public, private, religious, vocational and tech & research centers —and interact with leading administrators, faculty, International offices and academic staff.  Participants will gain a first-hand understanding of the innovations and challenges unique to Brazilian higher education, adding extra information, networking and interactions within FAUBAI 2017 Conference context.

The program is complemented with cultural activities in Brazil’s two iconic cities: São Paulo, the country’s economic capital and educational hub, and Florianópolis, one of Brazil’s postcard cities and also the capital of state that has the highest Human Development Index.


FAUBAI – the Brazilian Association for International Education – will bring together hundreds of leaders and educators from across the globe to Porto Alegre for its the FAUBAI 2017 Conference (April 8-16, 2017 in Porto Alegre, Brazil), the most important international education conference in South America.

This year’s conference will focus on New Trends on Internationalization of HE: Social Engagement and Innovation. The conference combines research-based sessions on best practices in the field, collaborative workshops and networking events to promote the understanding and advancement of exchange programs, policies and international cooperation in Brazil.


 Professionals interested in understanding international education within Brazilian Higher Education are encouraged to join both the Pre-Conference Program and the FAUBAI Conference.  Participant profiles are:

  • Vice-Presidents, SIOs, Heads of International Offices 

  • Government officials and/or specialists on internationalization of higher education

  • Representatives of associations and organizations 

  • Faculty members interested in cooperate in Brazil




With a population of 20 million people, São Paulo is a city of impressive numbers. With both the largest GDP and population in Brazil.  São Paulo is also a cultural gem, and an example of cosmopolitism in Brazil. Indeed, the city is a melting pot, having a significant number of inhabitants hailing from across the world.  All these factors make "Sampa" a city of endless opportunities and possibilities, and thus influencing the educational system in the metropolis.

Besides being home to one of the oldest universities in Brazil (Faculdade de Direito do Largo do São Francisco) and one of the best universities in the world (Universidade de São Paulo), the city is also a stage to many innovative initiatives in the teaching and learning field.


Located in the South region of Brazil, Florianópolis is widely known for combining its beautiful landscapes and beaches with a high quality of life. The city was ranked several times as the country's first  highest Human Development Index score among all Brazilian cities. Newsweek placed Florianópolis in the "Ten most dynamic cities of the world" list while many Brazilian magazines choose Floripa as “the best place to live in Brazil”.

The economy of Florianópolis is heavily based on information technology, tourism and services. Florianópolis is home to State and Federal Universities, Technology research centres and other institutions of higher and professional education.




$ 1,749* per participant

On-site Bilingual Coordinator for all visits
24h Campus Brasil Support


All breakfasts and lunches
Welcome Dinner
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
Flights from:
  • São Paulo to Florianópolis
  • Florianópolis to Porto Alegre
Ground transportation for all visits
Academic + Experiential
* Prices are in USD (U.S. dollar) considering a group of 30 participants + 1 chaperone free of charge, accommodated in a
3-star hotel.  Price is subjected to change based on availability and exchange rate.
  • 2 nights at a 4-star hotel in São Paulo (single room)
  • 3 nights at a 4-star hotel in Florianópolis (single room)

Rua Belmiro Braga, 46

São Paulo - SP - Brazil



+ 55 11 2679 0555

+ 55 11 2532 5082


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