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January 27, 2023 - 5 minutes

Campus Spotlight: São Paulo

This Brazilian city is bustling everything you can imagine - and your new tech career.

Juliette Carreiro - Tech Writer

Sao Paulo

São Paulo is more than just a stopover city; as one of the largest cities in South America and Brazil itself with multiple airports, many pass through on their way to another destination. But São Paulo offers so much more including a vibrant, multicultural population, incredible food, fascinating museums, active nightlife, multiple soccer teams, and lots of culture. 

Why São Paulo? 

Home to 41 million people, São Paulo is one of the 10 most populated cities in the world and is even bigger than Rio de Janeiro. Take a look at what makes São Paulo so unique: 

  • Known as the epicenter of South American trade, technology, and commerce, São Paulo is the destination of choice for tech companies and workers alike. 

  • As the city grew in the 20th century, immigrants arrived in large numbers, contributing to the city’s current diversity. 

  • São Paulo is believed to be the 14th most globalized city in the world, producing 12% of Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product and 15% of all of South America’s GDP.

  • In addition to a very big Japanese population, the city is also home to large Italian, Lebanese, Korean, and Bolivian communities.

  • This population diversity means that the gastronomic offerings are incredible; enjoy authentic Japanese and Lebanese food, to name a few. 

  • Avenida Paulista has been the scene of many of the city’s major events, hosting both New Years Eve celebrations as well as political demonstrations and protests. Since 1891, the avenue has run through six neighborhoods and has a length of 2.7 km; nearly 1.5 million people walk daily along its wide sidewalks.

  • Looking for stuff to do? São Paulo offers:

  • 101 museums 

  • 282 movie theaters

  • 146 libraries 

  • 192 theaters

  • 40 cultural centers 

Ironhack in São Paulo 

Brazilian, South American, and international companies alike are all looking for their next tech professional to help them reach new heights. And with Ironhack’s bootcamps, you can remotely or in-person take our courses, learn essential tech skills, and network with professionals. We’ve already graduated more than 900 students. Are you next? 

Ironhack courses in São Paulo

  • Web development: learn front and back end technologies and everything else you need to know to become a full stack web developer. 

  • Data analytics: become a data analyst through learning tools such as Python, SQL, and Tableau and learn

  •  to interpret data to make the right decisions. 

  • UX/UI design: user-centric design is key here; learn design thinking to build digital experiences created specifically for users. 

  • Cybersecurity: cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, due to their wide range of skills pertaining to protecting companies from risks and hacks. 

No matter if you choose remote, full-time, or part-time courses in Barcelona, Ironhack’s campus offers you something beyond your course; we offer events, chances to network and connect with your fellow Ironhackers, an awesome space to get your best work done, and much more. Unsure if you should take the full-time bootcamp? What about part-time? Or remote? Let’s discuss: 

  • Our full-time bootcamps are ideal for those looking to get a new job soon and can exclusively dedicate nine weeks to learning. If you want fast results, this is for you. 

  • Our part-time bootcamps are for those who can’t dedicate nine weeks to just the bootcamp; if you want to keep your job elsewhere or continue your studies in another institution, our part-time bootcamps are perfect for you. The results are the same as our full-time course, just spread out over more weeks to allow you time to handle your other commitments. 

  • Our remote bootcamps are an option for everyone, even if you’re already located near our campus. These courses offer more flexibility and start dates, in addition to language variations, to help you choose the perfect course for you. And don’t worry about missing out on our events or course help; remote students are welcome at campus any day of the week and can benefit from everything offered to in-person students. 

Our São Paulo campus 

Located in Jardim Paulista, our campus is right in the heart of the city. Close to lots of technology companies, on Avenue Paulista, and near the São Paulo Art Museum and more, this is the ideal place to start your tech career. The home of the Ironhack São Paulo staff is considered one of the city's main cultural and economic references and it's no accident: Paulista is the kind of place where you can find a little bit of everything.

Financing options in São Paulo 

Bank financing

You should always check with your bank or your financial institution to see what options are available to you, but we here’s one we’ve checked out for you: 

  • Provi: Pay out your loan over 12 months with 0% interest or with the following options: 

  • 3, 6, 9, or 12 months with 0% interest

  • 18 and 24 months with 1.19% or 1.49% interest. 

  • Up to 36 installments of 1.69% interest per month. 

Income share agreements within Ironhack

  • StudentFinance: This pay-for-success financing model gives you access to education funding in exchange for a fixed percentage of your post-graduation income over a set period of time; you won’t pay anything until you land a job, and your rate will be based on what you make.

Pay in full

If you’re able to pay your entire tuition fee upfront, enjoy a discount! 

Pay in installments

For the full-time bootcamp, you can pay upfront or in 3 installments; for the part-time bootcamp, pay upfront or over 6 installments. 

As the hub of Brazilian and South American technology companies, there’s no better place to kickstart your career in tech and learn the exact skills that tech companies are looking for. If you’re ready to make Ironhack São Paulo your home and get into tech, we’re eager to hear from you

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