Restrictions: UF applicants only
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Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Program Advisor: Sarah Evans Type of Credit: UF GPA
Open to non-UF students: No Program Type: UF Exchange
Open to all majors: No College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Participating Colleges: College-specific
UF Exchange- Multiculturalism in Brazil
University of Florida Study Abroad
The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies offers semester study at both the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre and the Pernambuco Federal University (UFPE) in Recife.
"One Nation of Many: Multiculturalism in Brazil and the United States"
- Research Projects and Internships
- Full Complement of Course Offerings
- Improve Portuguese Proficiency
This exchange program was created through the support of the U.S. and Brazilian Departments of Education (FIPSE and CAPES). In addition to coursework, students participating in this exchange will conduct a research project and/or participate in an internship relating to multiculturalism. Brazil and the United States are characterized by profound diversity and inequalities derived from distinctions among race, ethnicity, gender, and religion. Understanding the nature and consequences of such social conditions is critical to the educational development of students as citizens of their respective nations and the world.
As this is a UF program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and university requirements with prior approval. Transfer credit will be earned with courses taught by professors at UFRGS and UFPE.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
UFRGS offers many courses across the disciplines with particular strengths in Anthropology, Gender Studies, Religion, and Politics.
Courses available at UFRGS: http://www1.ufrgs.br/graduacao/xInformacoesAcademicas/cursos.php
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
In addition to offering courses across the disciplines, UFPE specializes in Sociology, Anthropology, and Religion.
Courses available at UFPE: http://www.ufpe.br/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=111
This program is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and four semesters of Portuguese (POR 3242/3) or the equivalent
The deadline to apply for the Fall 2012 (August - December) semester is March 16, 2012
A $250 Service Charge for participation in the Exchange program is payable at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no than 30 days prior to departure.
Other costs include: UF tuition and fees, airfare, lodging, meals, visa, health insurance and personal expenses. Admitted students are eligible to receive a mobility stipend of up to $4,000 to cover travel and lodging.
Dr. Robin Wright
Nathalia Hernandez Ochoa
Study Abroad Advisor
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education