Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina Brazil

Florianópolis or Floripa, as it is affectionately called by locals, showcases over 42 beaches, rolling mountains, Atlantic rainforest, soft white sand dunes, and an array of offshore islands. As a complement to its natural beauty, this popular city has been named one of the best places to live and do business in Brazil. Florianópolis is a unique destination where past, present, and future coexist harmoniously, making it an active and dynamic city environment for students to study abroad in.

Host Institution: Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina's (UNISUL), Ilha Centro and Ilha Centro Dib Mussi campuses. Students take the majority of their courses in the colorful and bustling downtown zone of Florianópolis. Students will take courses through the university's international program's office, which offers courses in Portuguese language, culture, and business. Students who possess an advanced Portuguese proficiency level are eligible to enroll in courses with local Brazilians offered at sub-campuses in the greater Florianópolis area, including Pedra Branca.

Majors*: Ideal for Marketing, Business Management, Political Science, International Relations majors/minors. Students with an advanced level of Portuguese could enroll in Computer Science, Economics, Nutrition and Food, and Exercise Science courses.

Housing*: Family homestay accommodation or apartments with other US students on the program.

Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA, no previous Portuguese is necessary for this program, however students who wish to take courses with Brazilian students must be able to test out of at least four semesters of college-level Portuguese.

For more information about the ISA program in Florianópolis, please click here.

Students can begin an application here.

*Coursework and housing are subject to change based on availability.


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