What is the official language of the 2018 São Paulo IPSA-USP Summer School?

All IPSA-USP Summer School courses, lectures and workshops will be taught in English without simultaneous translation.

What is the target audience for the Summer School?

The target audience is high-potential, upper-level scholars of political science, international relations, and related disciplines. Preference will be given to current faculty members, post-doctoral and doctoral students. Truly exceptional master students of those same areas will also be considered. The acceptance of candidates for the Summer School will depend on methods knowledge, as well as availability in the specific course.

Where will the classes be taught?

Classrooms and labs will be held at FFLCH (Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas - School of Philosophy, Letters and Humanities) and at IRI (Instituto de Relações Internacionais - Institute of International Relations). The departments of FFLCH are located in two buildings: Av. Professor Luciano Gualberto, 315 (Philosophy and Social Sciences Building) and Av. Professor Luciano Gualberto, 403 (Linguistics and Letters Building). The IRI’s departments are located at Av. Professor Lucio Martins Rodrigues, s/n, travessas 4 e 5. You can access these location maps here: and

I am a foreign student. Do I need a visa to enter Brazil?

Most citizens of Latin American origin will not need visas to travel to Brazil. However, Brazil does require visas of some foreign nationals. Please call your local Brazilian consulate to verify your status before traveling.