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Florianópolis Calendars – 2020 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2019 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

January 16, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
January 17 Morning arrival in Belo Horizonte (if on the tour)
January 18 - 20 Optional Minas Gerais Tour
January 21 Evening arrival in Florianópolis (if on the tour)
January 21 Move into housing
January 21 Departure from the US (if not on the optional tour)
January 22 Arrival in Florianópolis (if not on the tour)
January 22 Move into housing (if not on the tour)
January 23 Mandatory orientation & Campus tour (begins at 9 am)
January 24 City tour
January 25 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
January 27 Intensive language courses begin
January 31 Field trip — Rafting in Santo Amaro de Imperatriz
February 15 Group activity - Hike to Lagoinha do Leste
February 24 - 25 Carnival holiday — no classes
February 27 Intensive language courses end
February 28 Field trip — Ilha do Campeche
March 2 Elective courses begin
April 10 Paixão de Cristo holiday - No classes
April 16 - 21 Spring break — no classes
May 1 National holiday — no classes
May 7 Last day of classes
May 7 Final examinations
May 8 Move out of program housing
May 8 Program end date
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.

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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