Florianópolis, Brazil

Program Calendars

Florianópolis, Brazil | 2016-17 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
April 15, 2016 Fall Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
June 15 Application Deadline
July 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 3 Fall Cancellation Deadline
September 1 Spring Position Hold Payment Due/Refund Deadline
October 1 Fall Tour/Field Study Registration Deadline
November 15 Spring Tour/Field Study Registration Deadline
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
January 4, 2017 Spring Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
August 22, 2016 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 23 Arrival in Florianópolis before 9 pm (all students)
Move into housing
August 24 Mandatory orientation (begains at 9 am)
Campus tour
August 25 Academic orientation
City tour
August 26 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
August 29 Fall intensive language courses begin
September 2 Field trip—Boat trip to Anhatomirim Island
September 7 Brazilian Independence Day—no classes
September 29 Intensive language courses end
September 30 Field trip— Rafting in Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
October 3 Fall elective courses begin
October 12 Religious holiday—no classes
October 28 - November 2 Fall break
November 15 National holiday—no classes
December 14 Last day of fall classes
Fall final examinations
December 15 - 19 Optional Iguaçu Falls and Curitiba Tour
January 19 - 23, 2017 Optional Minas Gerais Tour/Field Study
January 30 Spring intensive language courses begin
February 3 Field trip—Porto Belo
February 18 Field trip—Lagoinha do Leste
February 24 Intensive language courses end
February 27 - March 1 Carnival holiday—no classes
March 2 Spring elective courses begin
April 13 - 17 Spring break
April 21 National holiday—no classes
May 1 National holiday—no classes
May 16 Last day of spring classes
May 17 Spring final examinations
Program end date
May 18 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer I (4 weeks): Closed

Summer I & II (9 weeks): Closed

Summer II (5 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity



English | Portuguese


BRASA--Brazilian Studies Association