Field Trips for Florianópolis, Brazil

You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. In addition to the included program field trips, you may also have course field trips and numerous informal activities that expose you to the local culture as well. Field trip destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.

Tour of Santa Catarina

A day-long tour of the island to discover the natural and historical beauty of your study abroad destination. The tour will include visits to famous beaches, rocks, lagoons and one of Florianopolis’ most beautiful old settlements, Santo Antonio da Lisboa. Included will be a picnic overlooking the principal lake of the island, Lagoa da Conceição.

Costa Da Lagoa

For this day trip, you'll hike along a gorgeous lakeside trail to visit the isolated village of Costa da Lagoa. The trip will include a traditional lunch, beautiful views, and a waterfall and natural pools.

Anhatomirim Island and Fortress

This day trip will send you on a journey back in time to explore one of the region's best preserved historical sites, a Portuguese fortress on a rocky outcrop. On the way to the fortress, you'll pass thorugh a dolphin colony—look out for them accompanying our boat!

Lagoinha do Leste

This trip will involve doing one of the most gorgeous hikes on the island (and in all of southern Brazil), taking you to a deserted beach on the eastern shore which is only accessible by walking. On the way you will visit the quaint fishing village of Armação and after the hike, a lunch in Pántano do Sul, another quiet settlement further south.

Rafting in Santo Amaro de Imperatriz

Visit the beautiful valley on the mainland of Santa Catarina state. The morning will be spent hiking through a rainforest to a stunning waterfall and you will spend the remainder of the day rafting down the river.

Ilha Do Campeche

Journey to Campeche Island, an idyllic island located just off Campeche beach. You'll take a boat to discover the surrounding area and to learn about the local marine life. You will also get to swim in the crystal clear blue ocean waters before relaxing on beautiful sandy beaches.

Porto Belo

Take a journey up the Brazilian coast to Porto Belo, an idyllic island located just off a stunning peninsula. You'll take a boat trip to discvoe the surrounding area and to learn about the local marine life, and you will get to bathe in the crystal clear blue ocean waters, before relaxing on beautiful sandy beaches.