The Brazil Gateway serves as a mini embassy for Ohio State University to foster connections and facilitate opportunities for students, researchers, alumni and partners. The Brazil Gateway is located in the city of São Paulo, the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere known for it bustling atmosphere and multicultural population. São Paulo is the state's capital and holds the largest economy in Latin America. The gateway's office is situated in the Moema district, one of the premiere business areas in the city.
The Brazil Gateway builds upon Ohio State University's more than 50 years of partnership and strategic engagement with Brazil, beginning with its collaboration with the University of São Paulo (USP). In 1964, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contracted with Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA) in the College of FAES for an institutional development project in Brazil, initially with the USP's College of Agriculture (ESALQ).