Florianópolis, Brazil

Program Calendars

Florianópolis, Brazil | 2016 Fall

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
April 15, 2016 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
June 15 Application Deadline
July 15 Balance Due Deadline
August 3 Cancellation Deadline
October 1 Tour 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 program housing
August 24 Mandatory orientation (begins at 9 am)
Campus tour
August 25 Academic orientation
City tour
August 26 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
August 29 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 Elective courses begin
October 12 Religious holiday—no classes
October 28 - November 2 Fall break—no classes
November 15 National holiday—no classes
December 14 Last day of classes
Final examinations
Program end date (for those not on the tour)
December 15 Move out of program housing (all students)
December 15 - 19 Optional Iguaçu Falls and Curitiba Tour
December 19 Evening departure from Florianópolis (for those on the tour)
Program end date (for those on the tour)
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