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Florianópolis Calendars – 2020 Fall

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
July 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late applications possible)
July 31 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
July 31 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
August 7 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

September 16, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
September 17 Arrival in Florianópolis before 9 pm
September 17 Move into housing
September 18 Mandatory orientation, Campus tour, City tour (begins at 9 am)
September 19 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
September 21 Fall Courses begin
October 3 Field trip - Anhatomirim Island & Fortress
November 7 Field Trip - Hike to Lagoinha do Leste
December 5 Group activity - Hike to Costa da Lagoa
December 11 Last day of classes
December 11 Final examinations
December 11 Program end date
December 11 Move out of housing (all students)
Open return Students establish their own date of return, but must leave Brazil by December 15

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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English | Portuguese


BRASA: Brazilian Studies Association

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