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Florianópolis, a city situated on an island in southeastern Brazil, is modern and cosmopolitan yet also blessed with tremendous natural beauty. Floripa, as it is 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 a country that is rapidly becoming an economic superpower. Florianópolis is a unique destination where past, present and future coexist harmoniously, making it a fantastic place for a student wanting to study abroad in an active and dynamic city environment.
Florianópolis consistently ranks as one of Brazil's top five safest cities and in the past ten years has become one of Brazil's premier destinations. Florianópolis offers something for everyone, including a bustling commercial core, pristine beaches, countless water activities (there's a lake and the ocean of course!), untouched nature reserves, charming fishing villages and great seafood, numerous mountain trails, some of the best museums, cultural attractions and academic institutions in Brazil, trendy lakeside eateries, and of course the opportunity to blow off some steam dancing the samba while watching the sun set over the bay.
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Academic Programs Offered in Florianópolis
Spring 1 2014(Feb 20, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014)
Spring 2 2014 (Spring 1 + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)(Feb 20, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014)
Fall 1 2014(Jul 31, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014)
Fall 2 2014 (Fall 1 + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)(Jul 31, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014)
Spring 1 2015(Mid Feb, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015)
Spring 2 2015 (Spring 1 + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)(Mid Feb, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015)