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Semester / Trimester

Culture, Portuguese Language, Business & Courses with Locals

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Spring 1 2017 (Mar 4, 2017 to Jul 11, 2017)
Catalog Code: IFPS1117

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.

Prices & Dates

March 4, 2017 - July 11, 2017

Session Dates:

IFPS1117

Catalog Code:

$9,950*

Price:

November 1, 2016 Extended to November 10, 2016

Application Due Date:

November 15, 2016

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Program in Progress

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change

Eligibility

Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Although there is no language pre-requisite for this program, students that have not completed one semester/quarter of college-level Portuguese or the equivalent will be required to enroll in a Portuguese language course.

Students must have completed at least four semesters/six quarters of college-level Portuguese to enroll in courses with locals instructed in Portuguese.

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 veritasabroad.com 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 info@veritasabroad.com.

Other sessions available: