An interview with alumnus: Vinícius Fonseca
When did you graduate from School of the Nations?
In 2002. I studied at School of the Nations for three-and-a-half years.
What college did you attend? What was your major?
I studied Law at Centro Universitário IESB.
Tell us more about your professional journey.
I’m currently pursuing my Master of Laws at Centro Universitário de Brasília - UniCEUB. I’m specialized in Consumer Protection. I am Vice-President for the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil - DF Consumer Protection Commission, National President for the Associação Brasileira de Advogados’ Consumer Protection Commission, Consulting Member of Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil Consumer Protection Commission, and a Counselor at PROCON/DF.
I’m also a partner at Fonseca & Santos Advogados law firm. Our office has expertise in foreign judicial decisions, and we work with embassies and foreigners daily. Being a Nations’ alumnus has certainly helped me at work.
What are your best memories from your time at School of the Nations?
I have good memories of School of the Nations. I learned a lot about respect. The world today faces many challenges and debates about gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, and diversity. I truly believe our school prepares students to see the world differently - with a human approach.
What is one school project or event that you liked the most?
I was always a sports fan, so most sport events were a passion of mine. I was chosen best school athlete for three consecutive years. Still, I never forget our trips to NR Camp. When I’m competing, I feel a strong feeling of pride and love for the school.
What advice would you give to our students?
Build strong friendships. I have always had this feeling that I did not strengthen my friendships with foreigners as much as I wanted to. To seek a full immersion experience is always a good thing.