About

Ambra

The American College that Speaks Portuguese

We believe that quality education taught in Portuguese must be available to all Brazilians, should they live here in Orlando, in Florida, or anywhere in the world.

Be part of the vanguard of higher education and study at the American college that speaks Portuguese!

Licensing, Accreditation, and Associations

Higher Education Institution Licensed in the US

Licensing and Accreditation

American higher education institution
licensed by the
Florida Department of Education
Commission for Independent Education
License 4001: American College of Brazilian Studies.

Association

Higher education institution member of the
Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.

Contact Us

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday
From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Telephones

USA: +1-866-782-6272
Whatsapp: +1-407-800-9729
Skype: ambracollege

Address

37 North Orange Ave Ste 500
Orlando, FL 32801, USA

Visits by appointment only.
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Emails

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The American College that Speaks Portuguese

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People who make Ambra happen


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Alcides Pacheco
Master’s in Criminal Sciences
Bachelor’s in Law
Professor

Curriculum


Alexandre Rocha
Alexandre Rocha
PhD in Social Sciences
Master’s in Political Science
Bachelor’s in Political Science
Professor

Curriculum
Testimonial

Alfredo Freitas
Master's in Engineering
Engineer
Executive Director


Ana Figueroa
Ana Figueroa
Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Manager of Faculty Services


Camila Jacobs
Camila Jacobs
Master’s in International Relations
Specialists in Distance Education
Bachelor’s in Social Sciences
Professor

Curriculum
Cíntia Gonçalves
Cíntia Gonçalves
Master’s in Business Administration
Bachelor’s in Law
Professor

Curriculum

Fernando Meneguin
PhD in Economics
Master’s in Economics
Bachelor’s in Math
Bachelor’s in Foreign Legal Studies (Ambra)
Professor & Alumni

Curriculum

Francisco Neto
Master’s in Engineering
Engineer
Executive Director


Gerogenor Neto
Georgenor Neto
Master’s in Law
Bachelor’s in Law
Professor

Curriculum


Guilherme Abrão
Guilherme Abrão
Master’s in Criminal Sciences
Bachelor’s in Law
Professor

Curriculum


Igor Ajouz
Igor Ajouz
Master’s in Law
Bachelor’s in Law
Professor

Curriculum


Leania Santos
Leânia Santos
Bachelor’s in Pedagogy
Student Advisor Manager


Nathalia Mazzonetto
Nathalia Mazzonetto
PhD in Prosecution Law
Master’s in Prosecution Law
Bachelor’s in Law
Professor

Curriculum


Pedro Buck
Pedro Buck
PhD in Law
Master’s in Law
Bachelor’s in Law
Professor

Curriculum


Priscila Nesello
Priscila Nesello
Master’s in Business Administration
Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Professor

Curriculum
Ricardo Marques
Ricardo Marques
Master’s in Law
Bachelor’s in Law
Professor

Curriculum
Testimonial


Rovian Zuquetto
Rovian Zuquetto
Master’s in Business Administration
Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Professor

Curriculum

Work at Ambra


If you believe that quality education changes lives and should be accessible in Portuguese everywhere, then join our team!

Staff in Orlando

If you live in Orlando and want to work at Ambra’s administrative areas, please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
PS: Ambra does not sponsors working visas.

Professor in Orlando

If you live in Orlando and hold a master’s or PhD degrees in the areas of business or legal studies, please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
PS: Ambra does not sponsors working visas.

Professor over the Internet

If you hold master’s or PhD in the areas of business or legal studies and want to teach over the internet from anywhere across the globe, fill out this form.


Important Milestones

Surprise the world just as Ambra does and walk with who innovates. Check out Ambra important milestones.


Feb/2010

Ambra is established

Ambra is established and become forever the first higher education institution in the USA founded by Brazilians and licensed by the Florida Department of Education to offer programs in Portuguese, helping the Brazilian community in Florida and strengthening and spreading the Brazilian culture beyond the physical borders of Brazil.

Mar/2013

Orlando City Soccer

Ambra is one of the official sponsors of the Orlando City Soccer in the 2013 season, helping the soccer team in a critical moment of its history when they were preparing to join the Major League Soccer – MLS.

May/2014

Graduate OAB Registration

Ambra graduate, Elyesley Silva do Nascimento, registers as an attorney at Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil - OAB in Federal District of Brazil.

Nov/2014

Graduate Achievement

Ambra graduate and professor, Fernando Meneguin, is accepted as a post-doctorate student in Law and Economics at UC Berkeley School of Law.

Feb/2015

Graduate OAB Registration

Ambra first class graduates: Fernando Boarato Meneguin, Francine Tosi Schmidt Lemos, Pedro Bolívar De Souza Andrade, and Sandra Corrêa de Mello passed on the XV OAB exam in Brazil.

Frequently Asked Questions


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  • 01 Who licenses and inspects Ambra?
    Ambra College is licensed by the Florida Department of Education (FL-DOE) with license number CIE-4001.
    Ambra is annually inspected in depth by the Commission for Independent Education that is the commission in the FL-DOE responsible for private institutions located in Florida.
    The level of licensure that Ambra holds is the only legal requirement that an institution must have to award American postsecondary degrees.
  • 02 What is the full name of Ambra College?
    American College of Brazilian Studies.
  • 03 What is the number of "portaria" or act of licensure "credenciamento" of Ambra?
    The term in English that is equivalent to "credenciamento" (in Portuguese) is license. Licensing of private higher education institutions located in Florida is controlled by the Commission for Independent Education - Florida Department of Education. Ambra holds license number CIE-4001 with the FL-DOE. Learn more about licensure of institutions located in Florida.
  • 04 Are the degrees awarded by Ambra American?
    Yes.
    Ambra is a higher education institution that is regulated in the United States of America. Each degree granting program that is offered has been individually evaluated and approved by the Florida Department of Education (License CIE-4001) in order to guarantee its quality.
  • 05 How often is Ambra inspected?
    Institutions located in the USA are constantly and proactively inspected by government agencies. In the case of institutions located in Florida, such as the American College of Brazilian Studies, the Florida Department of Education (FL-DOE) performs annual onsite inspections on the institutions within its jurisdiction.
  • 06 What criteria are inspected by the Florida Department of Education?
    Annually, the American College of Brazilian Studies and other Florida institutions are inspected by the FL-DOE in order to attest compliance with the following criteria: Name, Purpose, Administrative Organization, Educational Programs and Curricula, Recruitment and Admissions, Finances, Faculty, Library, Learning Resources, Information Services, Physical Facilities, Students Services, Publications and Advertising, and Disclosures.
  • 07 Is Ambra accredited?
    No.
  • 08 Is accreditation required to award American degrees?
    No.
    Accreditation is optional in the USA and licensure is the only legal requirement to award American degrees.
  • 09 What is the importance of accreditation?
    Accreditation is an important optional step that attests the quality of the institution by a non-governmental third party agency and, mainly, enables the institution to have access to the student Federal Financial Aid (Title IV). Ambra plans to apply for accreditation in 2019.
  • 10 Can I transfer credits from Ambra to another institution?
    There is a universal rule in regards to transfer of credits between schools: it will be at the discretion of the receiving school to accept or not any credits. Ambra has no agreement for transfer of credits with other institutions. If you consider transferring credits from Ambra to another institution, please contact the target institution in advance and ask if they would accept the transfer of credits.
  • 11 I would like to work at Ambra but I need sponsorship for a working visa. Can Ambra help me?
    We do not sponsor working visas.
  • 12 Does Ambra help with student visas (form I-20)?
    No. We are preparing our school to provide Form I-20 and we expect that to happen in 2019.
  • 13 Because Ambra teaches programs in Portuguese, is this a Brazilian institution?
    No. Ambra is a genuine American college licensed by the Florida Department of Education. We comply with American quality and education standards and our degrees are American.
  • 14 When opting to study online, do I have to go to Orlando?
    No. You can study 100% online.
  • 15 How are the examinations in the online course?
    Each term has 10 weeks and the student is constantly evaluated by the professor by a combination of oral test, group debate, assignments, questionnaires. All can be done through the Internet. Lear more..
  • 16 But will I be able to learn online?
    Yes and in a very efficient way! It is very unlikely that you have access to courses offered in Portuguese that are of better quality than what is offered by Ambra, should it be either online or on campus in Brazilian schools. Because we are sure about the quality of our institution we offer a 1 month risk free trial .
  • 17 But will I have to study by myself?
    No! All faculty holds at least master’s of PhD and they act very closely to each student, as if they were a personal tutor. Because we are sure about the quality of our institution we offer a 1 month risk free trial .
  • 18 At what time online classes are held?
    Live classes are previously scheduled. All live classes are recorded and made available to students during the academic term and the recorded version can be watched at any time.
  • 19 Does Ambra offer any scholarships, financial aid, or discounts?
    Ambra offers some options of partial scholarship including: Florida residents and family members of students and alumni. Contact us for more information.
  • 20 For being online, shouldn’t this program be cheaper?
    When designing our programs, we opted for quality instead of final price affordability. This option financially restricts access to many people. Our programs could be cheaper if we had opted to compromise quality. When compared to other American schools, our prices are very affordable. Because we are sure about the quality of our institution we offer a 1 month risk free trial ..
  • 21 I started this program at another institution, can I transfer credits to Ambra?
    In some cases, it is possible to transfer credits to Ambra, but transfers are limited to 40% of the program and credits earned at no more than 5 years ago at schools at the discretion of Ambra. Learn more..
  • 22 Can I take courses as non-degree seeking student?
    No.