Who we are?

The International Affairs Division identifies opportunities and develops activities such as academic cooperation, applied research, project consulting, executive training, and corporate diplomacy, promoting best practices and stimulating initiatives that meet the needs of the public and private sectors in Brazil and worldwide. 

Over the years, through digital integration and innovative thinking, the International Affairs Division has expanded the reach of its international activities, as well as prospected new businesses arising in the digitalized world.

Some of the International Affairs Division’s activities include:  

  • Establishing the first contact between FGV and institutions abroad.
  • Locating international partnerships for project development and/or financing. 
  • Supporting FGV’s institutes in creating international academic and technical partnerships.
  • Promoting training aimed at government agencies, companies, students, and foreign professionals. 


  • Carrying out international consulting projects. 
  • Promoting and representing FGV in international seminars in Brazil and abroad. 
  • Sharing the knowledge generated by FGV with the world through events, publications, studies, and news. 


Our mission is to support FGV's internationalization strategy in order to promote the institution's recognition as a teaching reference and a global think tank, while contributing to national and regional socioeconomic development.  

"The exchange program provided me with international ties, multidisciplinary knowledge, stories to tell, and a new perspective in life!".

Paula Souza

EAESP alumni (exchange student at Maastricht University in 2019.1)
Paula Souza

"I am very pleased to have completed, in 2018, the International Training in Public Management for Top Executives taught by FGV. This course fully exceeded my expectations. In addition to the excellent level of the professors and assistants, they provided me with many innovative tools and experiences to strengthen the coordination and support work we carry out in different government institutions which compose the Management Unit of the Presidency of the Government of Paraguay.” 

Amilcar Guillen Miltos

Management Unit, Presidency of the Republic of Paraguay.
Eng. Amilcar Guillen Miltos

”FGV combines personalized courses led by people who are experts in the area as well as visits to renowned institutions. As a foreigner, you feel at home. You are really able to build a solid knowledge base thanks to the dynamics of the classes.”

Gustavo A. Barca

Argentine, former student of the Innovation Strategic Management course held in 2019
Gustavo A. Barca

"Since February of this year, I have been taking the Specialization course in Management of Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Projects at Fundação Getulio Vargas. I am satisfied and extremely enthusiastic about the experience. I am learning about tools and professional skills that are fundamental to my career in the public service. The professors at FGV whom I had the pleasure of meeting so far are excellent people and high-level professionals. They inspire respect and admiration thanks to the way they convey their knowledge and experiences. My professors are truly passionate about their specialties.”

Herminia González Rivas

Coordinator of the Technical Area in the Potable Water and Sanitation Directorate of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications of Paraguay. Course held in 2021.

“The opportunities we have been given are exceptional and the world-class teaching we have received makes the course truly special. The summer program heightened my interest in law and provided an excellent opportunity to meet a great group of friends who I will be sure to keep in touch with for a long time to come.”

Hatyja Nuriyeva

South Korean, former student of the II Fintech & Law Program held in 2021.
Hatyja Nuriyeva

“The Program was highly significant for my professional journey, based on the quality of the content covered, the contemporaneity of the debates held by topics, and the professional interactions provided. I recommend it to anyone who is looking into becoming more qualified to discuss or act in the public area.”

Salomão Cunha Lima

Brazilian, former student of the 1st Governance, Political Management, and Public Management Program held in 2016
Salomão Cunha Lima

“All teachers and students were really nice with me, I would definetely recommend the experience to anyone. A big thank you to all the international colleagues, they are great.”

Sergio Rodríguez

Student at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (exchange student at FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School in 2020.2 and 2021.1 )

"Studying at FGV was the experience of a lifetime. Rio as a surrounding, its vitality and the welcoming spirit of its people made me feel at home. This exchange program helped me broaden my horizons and learn about the Brazilian culture." 

Meritxell Muray

Alumni ESADE (exchange student at FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School in 2020)
Meritxell Muray

“FGV is a key partner of ESCP in Rio de Janeiro. Our students in master’s degree are very happy with their mobility experience at FGV-EBAPE and our Executive MBAs really appreciate the seminar we co-organize with DINT on business development in Brazil every year. Highly professional teams and high-quality professors and researchers! It's a pleasure to work together, hand in hand.”

Florence Pinot

ESCP Business School
Florence Pinot

"The Center for Training in Fiscal Policy and Management and its Academic Directorate extraordinarily value the process of designing, preparing, and executing the 2019 Finance Training for Top Executives in coordination with the International Affairs Division of FGV. We received support and advice on the contents to be developed and the expected future results. We hope to continue implementing new educational strategies with FGV to strengthen and improve civil servants in the Dominican State."

Manuel Joaquin Betancourt

Academic Director, Center for Training in Fiscal Policy and Management from the Dominican Republic.

“Nyenrode Business University (the Netherlands) organised a 10 days trip to Brazil for approximately 30 students, teachers and staff members. A large group which, in order to make it all a bit more challenging for FGV, had different assignments to fulfil during the stay. This meant that the interest of all attendees needed to be taken into account, whilst also including evening events that would be appealing to all involved. A challenging task to say the least. However, I speak for all of us when stating that FGV´s International Affairs Division team did a fantastic job! They were welcoming, approachable and professional. It was clear they put in the time needed to prepare the trip, but maintained the flexibility for last minute changes. We had an amazing time, they introduced us to inspiring people within our fields of expertise and created an unforgettable experience. I’d recommend them anytime! ”

Pieter Bos

Former student of the Doing Business in Brazil Program held in 2018.
Pieter Bos