Tours and Field Studies for Florianópolis, Brazil
USAC encourages every student to participate in the tours; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. You will sign up for the tour on your Course and Tour Registration Form.
São Paulo (Summer Session I)
This two-day tour to São Paulo is a chance to see some of the most important cultural venues in the second largest city in Latin America, including the Museu de Lingua Portuguesa, Pinacoteca Art Gallery, and the Pacaembu soccer stadium.
Minas Gerais (Spring and Summer Session II)
This tour will take students to the colonial heart of Brazil. You will be met at airport in Belo Horizonte at the start of the Spring semester. There you will visit the beautiful historical towns of Ouro Preto, Congonhas, Tiradentes, and surrounding areas. Ouro Preto and Congonhas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites which feature colorful Baroque architecture dating back to their mining booms in the eighteenth century, set in a stunning backdrop of rolling hills. Tiradentes was home to the mythical leader of Brazil's first Independence Movement, and today is a delightful town which offers a look into the country's colonial past, with cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriages, and a stream train.The tour will also include a visit to the fascinating ecological park and contemporary art center, Inhotim, which exhibits a variety of Brazilian and international modern art in a gorgeous natural setting.
Iguaçu Falls and Argentina (Fall)
On this 5-day tour you’ll visit one of the greatest destinations in South America, the Iguaçu Falls, on both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. Two days will be spent exploring this great waterfall, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, including an exciting boat trip to get right up to the heart of the falls. You’ll also go to some fascinating sites in both Brazil and Argentina, including the historic Jesuit Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Guarani Indigenous Village, and a world-famous bird park.