UFSC welcomes international community on campus


The Office of International Relations (SINTER) held a Welcome Session for the International Community, on 11 March, for international students arriving at UFSC for the first semester of 2024. The event took place at the Bosque da Ilha Auditorium, located at the UFSC Culture and Events Center, on Trindade Campus, in Florianópolis.

From left to right: rector Irineu Manoel de Souza; director André Ramos; prorector Dilceane Carraro; coordinator Amália Borges Dário. Photo: Maria Fernanda Honório

The Rector, Prof. Irineu Manoel de Souza, the Prorector for Undergraduate Students and Basic Education (PROGRAD), Prof. Dilceane Carraro, the Internationalization Coordinator of the Prorectorate for Graduate Studies (PROPG), Amália Borges Dário, and the Director of Internationalization, Prof. André Ramos, welcomed the students.

Recitation of the poem “Ser Imigrante” [Being an immigrant], written by the student Richardson Yonel Civil. Photo: Maria Fernanda Honório

Presentation of Bateria Universitária Devassa da Associação Atlética Acadêmica de Medicina da UFSC [Student percussion band “Devassa” of UFSC Medicine Student Athletic Association] at the Welcome Session for the International Community. Photo: Caroline Finatti

In addition to welcoming the students, the event included the presentation of important information about UFSC to the newcomers, and specific guidance to the groups. The schedule also encompassed two cultural moments: the first one with the recitation of the poem “Ser imigrante” [Being an immigrant], written by Richardson Yonel Civil, from Haiti, UFSC medicine student and member of the Associação des Jeunes Haitiens en Sciences de la Santé -AJHASS [Association of Young Haitians in Health Science]; and the second moment, during the coffee break, with the performance by the group Bateria Universitária Devassa da Associação Atlética Acadêmica de Medicina da UFSC [Student percussion band “Devassa” of UFSC Medicine Student Athletic Association].


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Research with International Students Conference features presentation about the SINTEGRA Project at UFSC


The Research with International Students Conference was held on 11 and 12 December in a hybrid format (online and in-person) at the University of Manchester (UK). The event sought to develop more methodological guidance to steer this subfield away from problematic discourses and assumptions, through presentations dealing with the following issues: critical conceptual and methodological issues currently faced by research with international students; practical (macro or micro) considerations for research in this subfield; issues of power, inequality, intersectionality and ethics in research with international students; how research with international students might be imagined differently; and what the future of research with international students should look like.

Based on this, the SINTEGRA project – a partnership between the Office of International Relations (SINTER/UFSC) and the Department of Psychology at UFSC – delivered a presentation entitled “SINTEGRA as an initiative to integrate international students from the Global South into a Brazilian public university“. They presented the Programa de Estudantes-Convênio de Graduação (PEC-G), how the project works, its objectives and the ongoing actions. The presentation was prepared by the Director of International Relations Fernanda Leal, the head of PEC-G at UFSC Elisa Freitas Schemes, the SINTEGRA coordinator Elka Lima Hostensky, and the psychology professor Lígia Rocha. The presentation was also attended by Paula Eduarda Michels, English/Portuguese translator and interpreter at SINTER.


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