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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Study in Florianópolis, Brazil (USAC)

Florianopolis, Brazil

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 13, 2021
May 14, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Portuguese
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Florianopolis, known affectionately by locals as "Floripa", is internationally known for its beautiful weather, surfing, and island culture in the capital of the state of Santa Catarina. Students will take courses at the Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) a modern campus that is a leader in research across Latin America.

The Florianópolis program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the incredibly diverse and dynamic culture of Brazil while living on a beautiful sub-tropical island and studying at one of South America's most prestigious universities. The program is ideal for students who want to learn about the world's fifth-largest country, one of the fastest-growing economies, and its diverse mix of European, African, and indigenous cultures.

Group lunch in Florianopolis

Program Location

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Florianopolis

Brazil

Florianpolis

As the capital of the state of Santa Catarina in southeastern Brazil, Florianópolis is a bustling but relaxed city rich with history and culture. Called “Floripa” by locals, it has a true  island culture and is a great destination for lovers of the outdoors. Floripa’s cultural and historical sites as well as venues for theatre, music, and sports are easily accessible and always interesting as well.

Academics

This program focuses on academic areas in which Brazil is a world leader: Cultural Studies, Global Economy, and Natural Resource Management. You will have the opportunity to study the complexities of contemporary Brazilian society through a wide selection of courses in English, as well as through your own interactions with the host culture. In addition, an intensive Portuguese language course is offered to all students to create an essential base with which to better understand the country. You can find more information on the offered courses here

Academic Calendar

To learn more about the academic calendar for this program, visit the USAC Florianopolis Program Page. 

Fall Semester

Late August

Mid December

Spring Semester

Mid January

Mid May

Summer I

Late May

Late June

Summer II

Late June

Early August

Housing and Meals

All accommodations are located in the center of the island, as close to the university as possible. Housing options include homestay or apartment accommodations. Homestay accommodations include breakfast and dinner during with week and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekends. Inexpensive student dining halls are available for lunch and snacks, and there is plenty of food options throughout Floripa. 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $9,920
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room apartment housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $600
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $160
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $100
Personal Expenses $600
On-Site Police Registration $50
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $2,960.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program cost per Semester (Homestay) $9,140
Program cost per Semester (APT Double) $8,185
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room apartment housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $1,200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $160
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $1,200
On-Site Police Registration $50
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $4,310.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $9,920
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room apartment housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $600
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $160
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $100
Personal Expenses $600
On-Site Police Registration $50
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $2,960.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.