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Semester / Trimester

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

Culture, Portuguese Language, Business & Courses with Locals - Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

The Culture, Portuguese Language, Business & Courses with Locals program is open to all Portuguese proficiency levels. The program offers students business and cultural studies courses taught in English as well as courses with locals, in a variety of subjects, taught in Portuguese. Course topics (for courses in English) include studies on ethnicity and society, consumer behavior, global economy, intercultural development and contemporary cultural studies. In addition, students may select from Portuguese language courses at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as a Portuguese for Spanish Speakers course. Students may also enroll in elective courses instructed in Portuguese at all levels taken alogside international students.

Students with an advanced level of Portuguese may select from courses with local students in various departments at the host university. Courses with locals are mostly 72 contact hours each and are taught at several campuses across the greater Florianópolis area.

All courses are taught at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina by local university professors. ISA primarily take classes alongside 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: Business/Economics/Management, Area Studies and Culture, International Relations
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 semester programs. Please reference the Student Visa & Embassy page for more information. Applying for a visa could require out of state travel.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Brazil Site Specialist.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Spring 1 2017Mar 4, 2017 to Jul 11, 2017IFPS1117$9,950Program in Progress
Fall 1 2017Jul 28, 2017 to Dec 6, 2017IFPF1117$7,950Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Spring 1 2018Early Mar, 2018 to Mid Jul, 2018IFPS1118TBA Currently Accepting Applications!