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Title: Fulbright Commission Brazil www.fulbright.org.br www.info.lncc.brFulbright


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Fulbright Commission - Brazilwww.fulbright.org.b
rwww.info.lncc.br/Fulbright
  • Fulbright Commission - Brasília
  • Fulbright Office of Educational Advising-Rio de
    Janeiro

2
Fulbright Office of Educational Advising Rio de
Janeiro Coordinates 20 educational advising in
several BNC centers in Brazil
  • Belém
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Brasília
  • Campinas
  • Curitiba
  • Florianópolis
  • Fortaleza
  • Goiânia
  • Londrina
  • Manaus
  • Porto Alegre
  • Recife
  • Rio de Janeiro (2)
  • Salvador
  • Santos
  • São José dos Campos
  • São Luís
  • São Paulo (2)
  • Vitória

3
Statistics of Advising in Brazil 2001
  • Office In Person Via Phone Via E-Mail Outreach Tot
    al
  • Belem 309 493 80 882
  • Belo Horizonte 689 193 365 1.247
  • Brasilia 1.828 2.184 533 583 5.128
  • Campinas 231 220 444 895
  • Curitiba 80 2.564 143 5.000 7.787
  • Florianopolis 25 5 10 40
  • Fortaleza 995 1.241 213 2.449
  • Goiania 203 387 12 54 656
  • Londrina 108 64 15 540 727
  • Manaus 570 326 42 938
  • Porto Alegre 1.211 2.362 749 112 4.434
  • Recife 534 2.480 1.190 222 4.426
  • Rio/Fulbright 1.909 4.532 1.452 2.826 10.719
  • Rio/IBEU 1.034 1.100 842 2.976
  • Salvador 522 1.993 352 158 3.025
  • Sao Jose dos Campos 104 27 15 146
  • Sao Luis 38 23 19 80
  • Sao Paulo/Alumni3.875 9.116 2.332 2.720 18.043

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Open Doors published by IIE
  • Canada, Mexico, and Brazil account for over 49
    of all intl students enrollment in the US from
    the Western Hemisphere and 8 of all enrollment
    worldwide
  • 1998/99 - 8,052 Brazilian students enrolled in US
    institutions
  • 1999/2000 - 8,600 Brazilian students enrolled in
    US institutions - an increase of 6.8. Of the
    total enrollment, 55.4 are undergraduate
    students and 36.4 are graduate students.
  • Business and management is the most popular field
    of study among foreign students

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NAFSA OSEAS-ADSEC Liasonwww.oead.ac.at/fulbright
/oseas_adsec
  • Who are you gonna call, if you ever need
    information on another country's educational
    system,credential evaluation, study abroad
    programs, country profile, or governmental
    contacts ?
  • Did you know that a system has been in place to
    put you in immediate touch with wherever your
    focus of interest is - right when you need it?
  • The ADSEC/OSEAS Liaison project has been in place
    for the last 4 years and provides information on
    basically any country in the world, and can
    usually put you in touch with the Educational
    Adviser based in that country, if one is
    available.

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www.oead.ac.at/fulbright/oseas_adsec
  • The website address above has up-to-date
    information on each continent and specific
    countries within the continent. Contact email
    addresses, home country institutional information
    and much more is listed.
  • The leadership of the various continents is
    broken down as follows and you may contact the
    appropriate person for information.

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General Sources for Brazil and the Region
  • http//www.lanic.utexas.edu/
  • Latin American Information Center (LANIC)
  • http//www.oas.org/
  • Organization of American States
  • http//www.oas.org/udse/espanol/MinisteriosdeEduca
    cion.htm
  • Ministries of Education in Latin America (from
    the OAS site)
  • General Resources
  • http//www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos
    /br.html
  • World Fact Book Entry for Brazil
  • http//www.brasil.emb.nw.dc.us/
  • Embassy of Brazil in the U.S.
  • http//www.embaixada-americana.org.br/
  • U.S. Embassy in Brazil
  • http//www.unesco.org/iau/whed-2000.html
  • Brazil in the International Association of
    Universities (IAU) World Higher Education
    Database
  • http//www.mec.gov.br/
  • Ministry of Education (in Portuguese)

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OSEAS Liasonswww.oead.ac.at/fulbright/oseas_adse
c
  • Latin American Rita Moriconi, Brazil
    fulbright_at_alternex.com.br
  • Oceania Judy Fruedenberger, Fulbright, Australia
    judy_at_fulbright.com.au
  • East Asia Mila Tan, Philippine American
    Education Foundation mtan_at_paef.org.ph
  • South Asia Vijaya Rao, USEFID, New Delhi,
    Indiavijava_at_usefid.ernet.in
  • Near East Sohair Saad, AMIDEAST,
    Cairossaad_at_amideast.org
  • Africa Roberta Paola, Educational Advising, U.S.
    Embassy, Durban paolarj_at_state.gov
  • Western Europe Janet Galli, American Resource
    Center, Switzerland 101656.2212_at_compuserve.com
  • East Central Europe Ildiko Ficzko, University
    of Szeged, Hungary ficzko_at_bibl.u-szeged.hu
  • NIS Hasmik Sargsian, IREX/EIC, Armenia
    hasmik_at_irex.arminco.com
  • 2001-2002 ADSEC Coordinator Pat Parker, Iowa
    State University piparke_at_iastate.edu

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Graduate Students at EAO
  • 60 of graduate students seeking information
    about US study in our office are interested in
    pursuing an MBA program
  • Students often compare various choices and take
    into consideration the job market after making a
    final decision about what institutions to apply.
  • The office shares information and orientation
    about MBA programs in the US, letting students
    borrow materials such as video presentations of
    successful MBA applications by students,
    advisors, and local business foundations.

10
Reference Guides
  • Petersons Graduate Programs Finance and Banking
    at pg. 422
  • Official Guide To MBA Programs -ETS a good table
    with information on the percentage of students
    accepted into each program with their GMAT scores
  • Petersons MBA Programs Lists programs by state
    and by aera of concentration and has a table with
    summary information
  • Petersons Graduate Programs
  • Book 6

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Materials available
  • How to Get Into the TOP MBA Programs, by Richard
    Montauk
  • Arco, The Best Business Schools, by Thomas
    Bachhuber
  • Which MBA?, by George Bickerstaffe
  • Test Prep Materials
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Review
  • Petersons GMAT Sucess 2000
  • Arcos
  • Barrons
  • Kaplan
  • Princeton Review

12
MBA Handouts
  • We give specific handouts on MBA admission
    process, what makes a good MBA candidate, MBA
    sites in the internet, etc.
  • We have study plans (essays) donated by former
    advisees that have been admitted into an MBA
    program in the US. New advisees are allowed to
    consult these essays as a model.
  • We have videotaped two presentations of students
    accepted into Stanford, Darden, and one
    presentation from the funding institute in
    Brazil, Fundação Estudar. Advisees can borrow
    both presentations to find out the path taken by
    these students to get accepted into an MBA
    program.

13
I introduced to the advisee the software College
Sourcefrom Career Guidance Foundation, and
showed him how to make a search to screen
universities that would fit his profile, and how
to consult the universities catalogs
I also told him how to use GradSearch to perform
a similar search
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Here comes the internet....www.info.lncc.br/Fulbr
ight
My advising session would have ended here if it
werent for the internet... The first thing we do
at the office is to guide the advisees to our
technology center, which opens at our homepage
15
Links to US universities homepages, fields of
study in business, testing, and related
institutions
16
www.estudar.org.br
  • Besides the financing information given by this
    institution to Brazilians, they list several good
    sites of financial information for the MBA program

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http//web.mit.edu/brazil-mba/
  • Brazilians MBA students abroad homepage. Search
    by university for contact info of Brazilian
    alumni or Brazilian students in the US.

18
Other sites of interest
Www.aacsb.edu/aacsb.html - Business schools that
belong to AACSB www.mbaplaza.com - mba school
database, mba articles, info.on admissions
process, and interviews www.gmat.org - links to
schools, admissions facts and financing
information www.mbainfo.com - mba programs in
many countries worldwide
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Applying to MBA programs
  • www.embark.com - applications on line, besides
    links and information on the admission process to
    MBA
  • www.multi-app.com - Includes Applications to 59
    participating top MBA schools
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