Immersive educational formations

Immersive educational formations

Immersive educational formation are learning projects - designed and facilitated by FGVces - in which experiences and relationships are the main vectors for discovery and knowledge; the immersive formations have a short duration (2 to 15 days) with a more intense and constant rhythm of encounters.
Through direct contact with the multiple manifestations of reality, the main objective of immersions is to expand knowledge of the self and the whole, through dialogue with different players, body activities, group dynamics, trips and visits outside the school or organizational environment, aiming to allow deep reflections on sustainability issues.
The immersions take place in FGV-EAESP undergraduate and graduate courses - live or online (with synchronous and asynchronous hours) - and can also be customized for other audiences such as trainees, public or private managers, teachers, etc.


Sustainable Leadership: the Rainforest Perspective (GNAM Week)

FGV EAESP is part of the GNAM (Global Network for Advanced Management), an international network that brings together 32 business schools from around the world. During GNAM Week, the network's schools offer courses for their students to exchange with MBA students. FGVces has offered the discipline Sustainable Leadership: the rainforest perspective, a week-long immersive learning experience in the Tapajós region (Pará), where students reflect on the concept of leadership for sustainability from the contact and relationship with different realities and social actors, such as local communities, NGOs and government agencies. From 2020 to 2023, between online and face-to-face classes, we had 113 students enrolled in the course.


Subject: "Field Sustainability" 

The subject has been offered since 2017 to students from the 3rd semester of graduations in Business Administration, Public Administration and Law at FGV, aiming to provide an experiential learning journey on sustainability. Therefore, the subject promotes research and reflection on development models derived from the relationship with the environment, school-based knowledge, the territorial dynamics and the actors present there and within the group itself. There have been editions that have traveled through Vale do Ribeira, in the state of São Paulo, the Tapajós region, in Pará and Guaraqueçaba, on the coast of Paraná.

Block Seminar

Block Seminar is an activity of the Professional Master in International Management (MPGI) that receives students from business schools from different countries, through the CEMS network, a global alliance of 30 business schools of which FGV EAESP is part of. Since 2018, FGVces has facilitated the Block Seminar in an immersive format in Vale do Ribeira, in the state of São Paulo, seeking to bring reflections on development and sustainability. In 2020, the online edition dealt with the interfaces between climate change and personal financial investments.

Tapajós: The Transcultural Expedition

FGV EAESP, in partnership with Zeppelin University (Germany), carried out in 2019 a cross-cultural expedition that brought together students from both universities in the Tapajós region, in Pará, with the purpose of promoting a cultural exchange not only between the  students, but mainly with/within the communities and population of the Amazon region.

Subject "Cities: ways of doing, ways of using"

The subject was offered in 2019 for 2nd semester students of the Business Administration graduation at FGV, with the main goal of proposing to the group a reflection on the city of São Paulo through the different dimensions of sustainability - health, environmental, social and cultural - brought by experiences in the city itself and by conversations with people involved in this theme.

Subject "The Water Business"

Offered in 2017 and 2018 for 2nd semester students of the Business Administration graduation at FGV, the course was designed to be an integrated learning experience that was aimed at enabling the understanding of water as a fundamental condition for life and the relevance of decisions made in organizations and individually about the issue. The subject was inspired by the Sustainable Development Goal, SDG 6 - “Clean water and sanitation”, which seeks to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Subject: "Sustainability in-Game" (online)

In partnership with Fabiano Onça, game designer, the subject introduced content related to climate change, ecosystem services, gender inequality, planetary limits and the historical perspective of sustainability. Due to the pandemic, the subject was offered online to 2nd semester students of the Business Administration graduation at FGV. Besides the content, playful methodologies and reinterpretations of games were also brought using the lens of sustainability.

Subject: "Climate Change: to not forget, ignore or deny" (online)

Held in 2020, in an online version, the subject was offered to students of Business Administration, Public and Law at FGV with the main objective of introducing the theme 'Climate Change' and presenting the problem and the challenges to deal with it, besides the main challenges in communicating the climate crisis. Through group dynamics, practices and dialogue with specialists, students reflected and discussed the issue.


  • Mestrado Profissional em Gestão Internacional (MPGI) - FGV
  • Zeppelin University

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