Share your experience as a PEC student!

Write to dce@itamaraty.gov.br, with the Subject title "Depoimento PEC". Please include in your message the following information:

  • Name
  • Country of origin
  • Course
  • IES (Brazilian institution)
  • Year you have entered PEC-G
  • Year you have concluded your studies (if an ex-student)
  • Current occupation (if an ex-student)

Read about some PEC students' experiences in Brazil.

alunos estrangeiros participantes do PEC

Experiences of former PEC-G students from Guinea-Bissau (please activate English subtitles)


José Maria Neves, former Prime Minister of Cape Verde, PEC-G 1980, Business Administration, Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) (please activate English subtitles)


"Coming from a poor background I got an opportunity to achieve my dreams through the PEC-G Program. I have developed intellectually and socially. At UFAL I had the opportunity to participate in the World Health Organization (WHO) research program coordinated by the university. Brazilian culture is diverse and it was so enjoyable being part of it. All in all my stay there was something I will never forget."

Mary Akota Adeka, pharmacist at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, PEC-G 2002, Pharmacy, Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL)


"I love Brazil and its people. My academic and social experiences enhanced my confidence and adaptability, allowing a more active and productive reinsertion in the working market after returning home to Mozambique."

Ismael Jamú Mussa, Mozambique, PEC-G 1991, Social Service, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)


"I can safely say that undertaking the PEC program at the prestigious University of Brasilia (UnB) provided me with a solid academic training that is second to none. I was trained by Brazil's leading scholars, diplomats and international relations specialists. This background afforded me further academic scholarships offered by the OAS and the International University of Japan."

Ian Walcott, Barbados, PEC-G 1991, Foreign Affairs, Universidade de Brasília (UnB)