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Culture, Portuguese Language & Economics

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Summer 1 2017 (Jun 30, 2017 to Aug 5, 2017)
Catalog Code: IFPU1117

The Culture, Portuguese Language & Economics program is open to all Portuguese proficiency levels. This program offers students international economics and cultural studies courses taught in English and Portuguese. Course topics include studies on ethnicity and society and international political economy. Students interested in focusing on Portuguese language should consider the Summer 2: Intensive Portuguese program.

All courses are taught at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina by local university professors. ISA students take classes alongside other ISA students.

Program Highlights:

  • Ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world.
  • Known as the "Magic Island," Florianópolis is home to 42 beaches.
  • Popular Subjects: International Business, Economics, Portuguese
Gap Year students are also eligible for this program. For more information, click here.

Please note that a student visa is required for all ISA Brazil summer programs. Please reference the Student Visa & Embassy page for more information. Applying for a visa could require out of state travel.

Prices & Dates

June 30, 2017 - August 5, 2017

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March 25, 2017 Extended to April 5, 2017

Application Due Date:

April 10, 2017

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Program in Progress

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*prices and dates are subject to change


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Additional Program Options

Mission Work

ISA's Veritas Christian Study Abroad division adds ministry service opportunities and spiritual support to existing ISA programs. Students interested in participating in missions while studying abroad must apply to a Veritas program (Visit to view program options). Veritas programs promote spiritual growth through the on-site support of a Mission Mentor as well as engaging academic and mission experiences. Speak with a Veritas representative at 512-215-3797 or email

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