Florianópolis, Brazil

Host University for Florianópolis, Brazil

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is one of South America's top 5 universities.

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is one ...

USAC classes are held at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), recently ranked the fifth best university in South America and the third largest university in Brazil with an enrollment of nearly 35,000 students. Known locally as “oofski” or “the Federal,” UFSC is known across Latin America for its leadership in research. Its green, spacious, and modern campus is relatively new and is host to laboratories and technologically advanced facilities. Students enjoy free wifi access, a very low-cost lunch service, and are able to participate in many different dance, music, and sporting groups. UFSC also has its own hospital as well as elementary, middle, and high schools and several charitable groups on campus, which helps create a very strong sense of community.

UFSC has a large esplanade where students gather and where concerts and events are held.

UFSC has a large esplanade where students gather and ...

There is also a large center where students congregate and many events and activities are held, including concerts, exhibitions, and film festivals. The campus is located in a lively part of the city, surrounded by markets, stores, and cafes. A beautiful nearby area called Avenida Beira Mar is the perfect place to walk, bike, skate, or jog by the shore.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Fall or Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application Opens 9/1

Summer I (4 weeks)

Summer II (5 weeks)

Summer I & II (9 weeks)


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity



English | Portuguese


BRASA--Brazilian Studies Association