Florianopolis, Brazil—Study Abroad
This program is offered through International Studies Abroad (ISA) at Universidade Do Sul De Santa Catarina.
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.
A private university that was founded in 1964, the Fundação Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, or UNISUL, has four campuses located in the capital and the southern part of Santa Catarina each comprised of several sub-campuses and has a student body of approximately 30,000 students. The UNISUL takes pride in being a socially responsible and technologically advanced university, and it offers one of the most extensive distance learning programs in Latin America. ISA classes will be held at the Ilha Centro location of the Florianópolis campus, located half a mile apart in the central downtown area of the island. Other class options are available with local students at sub-campuses in the greater Florianópolis area including Padre Roma, Pedra Branca, Norte da Ilha and Ponte do Imaruim.