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Host University for Florianópolis, Brazil

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) is one of South America's top 5 universities

USAC classes are held at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), recently ranked the 12th best university in Latin America. Known locally as “oofski” or “the Federal,” UFSC is known across Latin America for its leadership in research. Its green, spacious, and modern campus is relatively new and is host to laboratories and technologically advanced facilities. The USAC office is located inside the Language Department building in the center of campus, making it easy to meet and hang out with local students, as well as participate in events happening on campus.

Located inside the Language Department the USAC office makes it easy to get involved with language exchange groups

Students enjoy free wifi access, a very low-cost lunch service, and are able to participate in many different dance, music, and sporting groups. UFSC also has its own hospital as well as elementary, middle, and high schools and several charitable groups on campus, which helps create a very strong sense of community. There is also a large center where students congregate and many events and activities are held, including concerts, exhibitions, and film festivals. The campus is located in a lively part of the city, surrounded by markets, stores, and cafes. A beautiful nearby area called Avenida Beira Mar is the perfect place to walk, bike, skate, or jog by the shore.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. cycle

Spring: Open (Nov. 1 deadline)

2022-23 App. cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English | Portuguese


BRASA: Brazilian Studies Association

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