By: F. Sarkis
On Monday the 13th of February, the lower 6th went to the University of Sao Paulo (USP). They were divided into three groups: those who take biology, those who take environmental systems and societies (ESS), and those who take neither.
Because I take neither, my group was small, consisting of 20 people. We went to the Institute of Physics in the morning, where they gave us talks and showed us the complex machines students and teachers are able to make use of.
After that, an old Paulean called Mario, who studies at Poli, gave our entire group a tour of his college. He showed us classrooms, common rooms, and explained to us how it worked. Not only, but we were able to see the many different competitions and projects the university has set up, such as Poli Junior and ThunderRatz.
After a lunch at FEA (Fundação de Economia e Administração), a professor there gave us a tour of the grounds, showing us classrooms and the library. The extensive library was filled with books and a couple of interactive classrooms.
Then it was pretty much over, but because some of us wanted to go to FAU (Fundação de Arquitetura e Urbanismo), we made one last stop before we returned to school. The college is truly beautiful, as you can see in some of the pictures below.
It was, overall, an exciting day at USP.
What is USP?
USP is the public university in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Where is it located?
USP is located in the ‘Cidade Universitária’ in Sao Paulo, in Butantã. (CEP: 03178-200)
What do I need to get in?
In order to be accepted into USP, you need to take the ENEM (Exame Nacional do Ensino Medio). Then, if you pass, some colleges require you to go through a second phase, while others just accept you solely on your ENEM grade.