Florianópolis, Brazil
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Florianópolis Calendars - 2018-19 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2018 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is Non-Refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
August 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation deposit is Non-Refundable)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 27, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 28 Arrival in Florianópolis before 9 pm (all students) | Move into housing
Move into housing
August 29 Mandatory orientation & Campus tour (begins at 9 am)
August 30 Academic orientation
City tour
August 31 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
September 3 Fall intensive language courses begin
September 7 Brazilian Independence Day — no classes
September 14 Field trip — Boat trip to Anhatomirim Island & Fortress
September 27 Fall intensive language courses end
September 28 Field Trip -- Costa de Lagoa
October 1 Fall elective courses begin
October 12 Religious holiday — no classes
November 2 - 7 Fall break — no classes
November 15 National holiday — no classes
December 13 Last day of fall classes
Fall final examinations
December 14 - 18 Optional Iguaçu Falls and Argentina Tour
January 18 - 21, 2019 Optional Minas Gerais Tour
January 28 Spring intensive language courses begin
February 1 Field Trip -- Rafting in Santo Amara de Imperatriz
February 15 Field trip — Porto Belo
February 28 Spring intensive language courses end
March 1 - 6 Carnival holiday — no classes
March 7 Spring elective courses begin
April 19 - 22 Spring break — no classes
May 1 National holiday — no classes
May 14 Last day of spring classes
Spring final examinations
May 15 Program end date
Spring move out of program 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. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.