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  • Locations: Florianopolis, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad 1 
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Local host family Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Spanish and Portuguese
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third Party Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required, Portuguese Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Jenny Kraft
Program Description:

Florianópolis, Brazil

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Program

This ISA (International Studies Abroad) program is designed for intermediate and advanced level students who would like to focus on Portuguese language, culture and economics. Program participants will be in class with American and international students. 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.

Locations

The city is one of Brazil's safest cities and is a pristine destination with exquisite dining and nightlife, untouched nature reserves, innumerable parks and charming fishing villages that showcase a wealth of landscapes, aromas and colors. Modern and cosmopolitan, yet blessed with tremendous natural beauty. This popular Brazilian city has a total of 42 main beaches, rolling mountains in the Atlantic rainforest, soft white sand dunes, and an array of offshore islands.

Accommodations

Ohio State students are required to live in a homestay. The homes are walking distance to the UNISUL, or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the university. Travel times to the university vary but generally range between 20 and 30 minutes. Each homestay has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to accommodate students' specific needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. The majority of the ISA host families do not speak English; however, some do. Students typically share a bedroom with another ISA student. Breakfast and dinner as well as a laundry service are included in the homestay option.

Ohio State Program Contact

Jenny Kraft
kraft.51@osu.edu

Courses and Credits 

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:

  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
 Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy
 
Please be aware of the following:
  • GPA & OSU course prerequisites determine eligibility; refer to the eligibility section.
  • All students must take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival. Level of testing placement and course enrollment are not guaranteed.
  • Course offerings and equivalencies are subject to change based on student interest and university availability. 
Portuguese majors/minors: 
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese has reviewed and pre-approved specific courses for this program. Please call 614.292.8485 to schedule an appointment to do the following: Non-Portuguese majors/minors: 
  • Consult your major advisor regarding course selection and complete the credit evaluation process with the appropriate academic department(s). 
  • Students who wish to earn GE level Portuguese credit may consult with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Send ISA Credit Verification Form.pdf to Jenny Kraft (.51) to obtain a signature.
You must complete these steps PRIOR to submitting the ISA application.

Eligibility

 In order to be eligible to apply for this program students must have a 3.0 GPA, 3.0 GPA in Portuguese courses and have completed Portuguese 1102.01/1155 (intermediate level) or Portuguese 3401 or 3402 (advanced level) and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions:  This application process takes advanced planning.  Students should not plan to start the application process within one week of the deadline due to the number of elements involved.

Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1.  OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);

  • An academic reference from a current/recent Ohio State Spanish language instructor is required. Students with no Spanish language course experience at Ohio State may select an Ohio State instructor from the subject of their choice to provide the recommendation.
2. ISA application.
  • IMPORTANT: Students are required to obtain approval from Ohio State via completion of the ISA credit verification form(please see "courses and credits" section for additional information) before starting an ISA application
  • ISA requires all applicants to submit a non- refundable deposit of $95 at the time of application.
  • All elements of the ISA application must be completed by the Ohio State deadline. This includes the online application, application supplement (page 4), official Ohio State transcript, service learning supplement page (if applicable) and resume (if applicable).  Students are advised to order an electronic copy of their transcript and request it to be emailed directly to their ISA Program Manager.  Online order requests may be completed on Buckeyelink under "Academics and Records." 

Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.


Program Costs

Students will pay the ISA program fee (minus a $200 discount given to OSU students) and International insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The ISA program fee includes instruction, room and some meals with a host family, on-site orientation, excursions and transfer from/to the Buenos Aires airport. Airfare, books/supplies, personal expenses and independent travel are not included in the program fee. If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
 

Scholarships

Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Please review ISA's scholarship page for additional funding opportunities.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.

Information Sessions 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020: 1-4PM
  • An ISA representative will be on campus to hold drop-in advising hours.  Sign in at the front desk in Room 140 Enarson Classroom Building.


Notices

Please review this information about the Zika Virus and other pre-travel health considerations.
 
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country specific safety information) 
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance) 

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 08/02/2019 11/23/2019
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/31/2020 06/13/2020
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 03/15/2020 07/31/2020 11/14/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed