USAC Buddy Program – Spring 2020


** APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 17 2020 ** Please, read carefully until the end! **

Welcome to USAC Buddy Program!

USAC is an international program which receives undergraduate students from the USA, among other countries, who come to Brazil to study at UFSC. The next group of students will stay in the country from 22 January 2020 to 8 May 2020.

The USAC Study Buddy Program is an initiative for UDESC (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina) and UFSC students to have an exchange experience by getting to know students of other countries, learning about their cultures, and improving their English skills.

If you are a student from UFSC or UDESC and are interested in participating in the Study Buddy Program, have in mind that you will need to:

– Have some free time to meet with your buddy frequently;

– Participate in the meeting events promoted by USAC. Your participation is very important because you will meet the students there.

– Participate in the extra activities promoted by USAC, such as hiking;

– Include your buddy in your social activities and help him/her with getting to know the local culture, the local language and your favorite places in Florianópolis.

You will also need to be able to communicate well in English in order to help your buddy learn Portuguese while you improve your English fluency.

The participation in the USAC events is free.

Events scheduled for Spring 2020:

  • Thursday 23 January, at 5 p.m.: Get-together Event with the Buddies

(Exclusive to the selected buddies! The place will be confirmed by e-mail)

  • Friday 24 January: Tour of the Santa Catarina Island (limited places)
  • Saturday 15 February: Lagoinha do Leste Trail

If you are interested in participating and meeting the foreign students, fill in this form: