This 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 who have not completed a semester/quarter of college-level Portuguese or the equivalent, must choose language as one of their courses.
Students with an advanced level of Portuguese may select from courses with local students in various departments at the UNISUL. Courses with locals are mostly 72 contact hours each and are taught at several campuses across the greater Florianópolis area. Be aware that the commute to some campuses may take up to one hour.
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.
Students who wish to enroll in Portuguese for Spanish Speakers must have taken or tested out of a minimum of 4 semesters college-level Spanish. This is a beginning level Portuguese class designed for advanced level Spanish speakers.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
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