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Every beginning of the semester, iPoli prepares a week to welcome Poli Exchange Students with both important and fun activities! It is a week in which we visit some famous places São Paulo City, such as the Historic Center, Ibirapuera Park and Paulista Avenue and we get to know a little of the university campus. In this week, iPoli also helps the students with documents that are required in Federal Police and Notary’s Office so everything is right during their stay in Brazil.
Welcome day is an event in which Poli exchange students are welcomed by iPoli and officially introduced to the Polytechnic School. Professors that are responsible for the school’s internationalization and its director welcome the exchange students as well.
iPoli haves a lot of barbecues along the year with the aim of promoting interaction and bonding among exchange students. With lots of music and food, we serve the traditional skewers of meat, chicken, sausage and cheese, besides the famous Brazilian “caipirinha” and other typical barbecue food. And the best part is: good prices! It’s the perfect way of making new friends!
The International Dinner is an event of iPoli that started in 2014 and that will happen every semester! The dinner’s idea is that each person takes a typical dish of his/her country, savory or sweety, so that the others can try the biggest number of different dishes. Besides promoting the interaction between students of different countries, it is an easy way of getting to know a little about several cuisines in one place.
Tandem is an interactive language learning system very widespread in Europe. In practice, Tandem is a casual conversation between people who speak different native languages, in which each person teaches in an unconventional way the peculiarities, slang and everyday expressions of their language and at the same time learn from their partners.
The Minerva Institute (iMinerva) is a network of Polytechnic engineers with international experience. Its mission is to benefit Brazilian and foreign students, finding financial aid, promoting events, providing specialized services and offering members opportunities in the market, supported by academic, governmental, industrial and financial partners.
The Cities’ Guide is an information overview for the exchange students of Polytechnic School. The instructions that can be found on the Guide are based on experiences and reports of students that have previously taken part on an exchange program. With that, the project will be able to help the next students, with tips and information that only people who have had this kind of experience could provide.