Florianópolis, Brazil
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Florianópolis Calendars - 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2020 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 25, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 26 Arrival in Florianópolis before 9 pm (all students) | Move into housing
Move into housing
August 27 Mandatory orientation & Campus tour (begins at 9 am)
August 28 City tour
August 29 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
August 30 Academic orientation
August 31 Fall intensive language courses begin
September 7 Brazilian Independence Day — no classes
September 11 Field trip — Anhatomirim Island & Fortress
September 18 Field Trip -- Lagoinha do Leste
September 24 Fall intensive language courses end
September 28 Fall elective courses begin
October 12 Religious holiday — no classes
November 1 - 6 Fall break — no classes
November 15 National holiday — no classes
December 10 Last day of fall classes
December 11 Fall final examinations
December 12 - 16 Optional Iguaçu Falls and Argentina Tour
January 9 - 11, 2021 Optional Minas Gerais Tour
January 18 Spring intensive language courses begin
January 22 Field Trip -- Rafting in Santo Amara de Imperatriz
February 18 Spring intensive language courses end
February 19 Field trip — Ilha do Campeche
February 22 Spring elective courses begin
March 1 - 6 Carnival holiday — no classes
April 4 - 12 Spring break — no classes
May 1 National holiday — no classes
May 7 Last day of spring classes
May 13 Spring final examinations
Program end date
May 14 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.