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Florianópolis Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 15, 2020 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

NOTE Should your program country (or location) require a quarantine upon arrival, your program dates will be the same as below. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
January 8, 2021 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
January 9 Morning arrival in Belo Horizonte (if on the tour)
January 9 - 11 Optional Minas Gerais Tour
January 12 Evening arrival in Florianópolis (if on the tour)
January 12 Move into housing
January 12 Departure from the US (if not on the optional tour)
January 13 Arrival in Florianópolis (if not on the tour)
January 13 Move into housing (if not on the tour)
January 14 Mandatory orientation & Campus tour (begins at 9 am)
January 15 City tour
January 16 Tour of Santa Catarina Island
January 18 Intensive language courses begin
January 22 Field trip — Rafting in Santo Amaro de Imperatriz
February 6 Group activity - Hike to Lagoinha do Leste
February 12 - 17 Carnival holiday — no classes
February 18 Intensive language courses end
February 19 Field trip — Ilha do Campeche
February 22 Elective courses begin
April 4 - 12 Spring break — no classes
April 10 Paixão de Cristo holiday - No classes
May 1 National holiday — no classes
May 7 Last day of classes
May 13 Final examinations
May 13 Program end date
May 14 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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. cycle

Summer Session I (5 weeks): Open

Summer Session II (5 weeks): Open

Summer Session I&II (10 weeks): Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English | Portuguese


BRASA: Brazilian Studies Association

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