Florianópolis, Brazil

Program Calendars

Florianópolis, Brazil | 2018 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
August 1, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
December 28 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
January 17, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
January 18 Morning arrival in Belo Horizonte (if on the tour)
January 18 - 22 Optional Minas Gerais Tour
January 22 Evening arrival in Florianópolis (if on the tour) | Move into housing
Departure from the US (if not on the optional tour)
January 23 Arrival in Florianópolis (if not on the tour) | Move into housing
January 24 Mandatory orientation & Campus tour (begins at 9 am)
January 25 Academic orientation | City tour
January 26 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
January 29 Intensive language courses begin
February 3 Day trip—Costa da Lagoa
February 12 - 14 Carnival holiday (no classes)
March 2 Intensive language courses end
March 5 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 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