Florianopolis, Brazil

Program Overview
This program is offered in collaboration with Veritas Christian Study Abroad at the Universidad do Sul De Santa Catarina (UNISUL) in Florianopolis, Brazil. Florianopolis is located on the Island of Santa Catarina in the southern region of Brazil. Floripa is a modern and cosmopolitan city and yet has more than 40 beaches, rolling mountains, an Atlantic rainforest, sand dunes and several off-shore islands. Veritas is a division of International Studies Abroad (ISA). You will be attending classes with ISA students as well as Veritas students.

Students are required to take a religion and culture course and an international missions/service-learning practicum taught by local Veritas staff. The remainder of the courses will be taken at UNISUL, including a Portuguese language course.  

Program Fees
Students pay their regular George Fox tuition and room and aboard and continue to receive all of their financial aid.  Due to the high cost of some programs an additional fee may be charged.  The student is responsible for round trip airfare.  There also may be an additional charge for a visa. The fee does include emergency travel insurance.

The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application

The Veritas Christian Study Abroad application should only be completed after being informed from the George Fox director of study abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.

Veritas Christian Study Abroad application (An application fee must accompany your application)

There are several excursions that are included in the program cost. These include a Santa Catarina Island tour, a visit to the European inspired town of Blumenau, and a visit to the Catarinense Mountains that can include horseback riding, hiking, and whitewater rafting.

Students will live with Brazilian families and be provided with breakfast and dinner (except on Veritas excursion days) and laundry service once per week for the official duration of the program. This is included in the Veritas program cost. All homestays are within walking distance or by public transportation to the UNISUL.

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