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Semester / Trimester

Culture, Portuguese Language & Business

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Spring 1B 2018 (Feb 23, 2018 to Jun 16, 2018)
Catalog Code: IFPS1118

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.

What is the difference between the A and B programs?

  • The A program includes a month-long intensive Portuguese program. Spring students who choose this option will enroll in either a 72 or 54 contact hour intensive Portuguese course.
  • The B program does not include the month-long intensive Portuguese program. Students will be taking normally scheduled semester long courses.

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

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.

TOP FIVE REASONS TO STUDY ABROAD IN FLORIANÓPOLIS

1. Enjoy the Island of Magic - Florianópolis is surrounded by 42 breathtaking beaches, spend a semester or summer abroad in paradise!

2. Carnival - Interested in a cultural experience unlike any other? Visit Brazil in the spring and enjoy the vibrant music, flashy costumes, and lively spirit of Brazilians during the Carnival holiday.

3. Stay Active - A coastal city, surrounded by rolling mountains, Atlantic rainforest and soft white sand dunes, Florianópolis is perfect for those who love the outdoors. Popular activities include: surfing, paragliding, sandboarding, and hiking.

4. Friendliest City - Enjoy your program in one of the friendliest cities in Latin America, ranked as such in previous years, Florianópolis is welcoming to all of its visitors.

5. Money Matters - Study abroad for a semester in our most affordably priced program around the world!

Prices & Dates

February 23, 2018 - June 16, 2018

Session Dates:

IFPS1118

Catalog Code:

$7,950*

Price:

November 1, 2017 Extended to November 10, 2017

Application Due Date:

November 15, 2017

Final Forms & Payments Due:

*prices and dates are subject to change

Eligibility

Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Please note that students who would like to enroll in courses with local Brazilians must have completed at least four semesters/six quarters of college-level 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: