Florianópolis, Brazil

Program Calendars

Florianópolis, Brazil | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 28 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
August 21, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 22 Arrival in Florianópolis before 9 pm (all students) | Move into housing
August 23 Mandatory orientation & Campus tour (begains at 9 am)
August 24 Academic orientation | City tour
August 25 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
August 28 Fall intensive language courses begin
September 2 Day trip—Boat trip to Anhatomirim Island
September 7 Brazilian Independence Day (no classes)
September 23 Day trip— Rafting in Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
September 29 Fall intensive language courses end
October 2 Fall elective courses begin
October 12 Religious holiday (no classes)
November 1 - 5 Fall break
November 15 National holiday (no classes)
December 14 Last day of fall classes | Final examinations
December 15 - 19 Optional Iguaçu Falls and Argentina Tour
January 18 - 22, 2018 Optional Minas Gerais Tour
January 29 Spring intensive language courses begin
February 3 Day trip—Costa da Lagoa
February 12 - 14 Carnival holiday (no classes)
March 2 Spring intensive language courses end
March 5 Spring elective courses begin
March 29 - April 1 Spring break (Easter)
April 21 National holiday (no classes)
May 1 National holiday (no classes)
May 10 Last day of spring classes | Final examinations
May 11 Program end date | 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): Open

Summer I & II (9 weeks): Open

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