ISA Study Abroad in Florianopolis, Brazil

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Florianópolis, a city situated on an island in southeastern Brazil, is modern and cosmopolitan yet also blessed with tremendous natural beauty. Floripa, as it is called by locals, showcases over 42 beaches, rolling mountains, Atlantic rainforest, ... read more

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A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Florianopolis, Brazil
I gained a higher self-awareness, as well as an awareness of how I think within my own culture and how a different culture can approach social and world issues differently. - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
I learned another language and gained new friends! It was very much so worth while! - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review 9
yes - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
I gained independence, maturity, and a whole lot of cultural awareness. Being abroad actually teaches you a lot about the US. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Past Review The Best
Great! - Virginia Military Institute View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! The biggest thing that I learned is that if you want to do something like learn a language or meet locals, you have to make it happen and not just wait for the opportunity to come along. - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
Have fun whatever is going on in the situations - Berea College View Entire Review
I realized that my fascination for culture can actually manifest itself into a future career as an Anthropologist. I have such a better understanding of the world and of America. All of the Americans I met were incredible and I learned so much about the country I come from and how many amazing people live in it. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
I gained a lot of insight into Brasilian culture, as it is extremely diverse and rich in everything from food to dance. My experience abroad was definitely impacted by the previous friends I had here in Brasil, which allowed me to travel and learn more about the country, so my case may not be a typical one. It has definitely spa... - Towson University View Entire Review
From every possible angle I gained something from my study abroad experience. Friends, language, cultural understanding, and most important memories. It doesn't have to this particular program but if you have an opportunity to go abroad for a period of time, go. - Texas Tech University - Health Sciences Center View Entire Review

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Florianópolis, a city situated on an island in southeastern Brazil, is modern and cosmopolitan yet also blessed with tremendous natural beauty. Floripa, as it is called by locals, showcases over 42 beaches, rolling mountains, Atlantic rainforest, soft white sand dunes, and an array of offshore islands. As a complement to its natural beauty, this popular city has been named one of the best places to live and do business in a country that is rapidly becoming an economic superpower. Florianópolis is a unique destination where past, present and future coexist harmoniously, making it a fantastic place for a student wanting to study abroad in an active and dynamic city environment.

Florianópolis consistently ranks as one of Brazil's top five safest cities and in the past ten years has become one of Brazil's premier destinations. Florianópolis offers something for everyone, including a bustling commercial core, pristine beaches, countless water activities (there's a lake and the ocean of course!), untouched nature reserves, charming fishing villages and great seafood, numerous mountain trails, some of the best museums, cultural attractions and academic institutions in Brazil, trendy lakeside eateries, and of course the opportunity to blow off some steam dancing the samba while watching the sun set over the bay.

Programs in Florianópolis include:

  • Semester:

        - Culture, Portuguese Language, Business & Courses with Locals
  • Summer:
        - Culture, Portuguese Language & Economics
        - Intensive Portuguese Language            

  • Intensive Month
        - Intensive Portuguese Language
  • Gap Year:
        - Culture, Portuguese Language, Business & Courses with Locals
        - Culture, Portuguese Language & Economics
        - Intensive Portuguese Language

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Portugese
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Latin American Studies
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Portuguese Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2009
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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