Who We Are
The International House World Organisation is one of the largest and oldest groups of language schools in the world.
Founded in 1953, we are a global network of over 150 affiliated private language schools in 50 countries, spanning every continent.
IH São Paulo is the only IH school in Brazil. Located in Pinheiros next to Vila Madalena and Faria Lima tube station, we couldn’t have chosen a better location in the city – a neighbourhood where you don’t need to walk more than a few blocks to find what São Paulo has the best to offer - museums, squares, parks, libraries, cultural centres, theatres, bookstores, shopping centres, galleries, universities, all sort of business and banks besides its amazing number of bars, restaurants and night clubs.
The school is small and offers a perfect environment for those who like care and attention. It is well-lit, it has air-conditioned classrooms, a study area with a self-access centre with computers and a TV for students and wi-fi internet available throughout the building.
IH São Paulo also has a travel agency, Upward Study Abroad and Travel, which is conveniently located right next to our front desk so as to maximize the contact with our students.
We will be pleased to welcome you to São Paulo and take you on a trip to Rio de Janeiro, the Marvelous City, where you can do home tuition - live and learn in the home of your teacher.
Brazil has a strong economy and is attractive to many international companies. For this reason, Portuguese is becoming an increasingly important language for business. Just as importantly, Brazil is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant country. Brazilian Portuguese has become of one the best investments in your career, and increased your chances of getting a nicer job and doing business with one the most promising BRICS as pointed out by the Economist in a recent article.
If you are planning to travel to or live in Brazil, knowledge of
the language will help you to make most of the experience.