Florianópolis, Brazil

Program Calendars

Florianópolis, Brazil | 2017 Fall

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 17 Balance Due Deadline
August 1 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 | Move into housing (all students)
August 23 Mandatory orientation & Campus tour (begins at 9 am)
August 24 Academic orientation | City tour
August 25 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
August 28 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 Intensive language courses end
October 2 Elective courses begin
October 12 Religious holiday (no classes)
November 1 - 5 Fall break (no classes)
November 15 National holiday (no classes)
December 14 Last day of classes | Final examinations
December 15 Program end date
Move out of housing (all students)
December 15 - 19 Optional Iguaçu Falls and Argentina Tour
December 19 Evening departure from Florianópolis (if on optional 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): 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