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UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

 

The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) offers UT students thr opportunity to take a variety of university courses, taught in Portuguese, alongside local students at the leading university of southern Brazil. UFRGS has a campus downtown and a suburban campus. To improve their Portuguese skills, UFRGS offers Portuguese classes for foreigners and also matches students with a "Brazilian Friend," to facilitate integration into the local culture.

Porto Alegre, the capital of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, is known for its "gaucho" (cowboy) culture. The state has numerous European immigrants and is bordered by Argentina and Uruguay.

Participants earn regular UT in-residence credit. All grades earned for the courses taken are computed into the official UT Austin GPA, just as they would be for grades earned in courses taken on campus.

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Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Latin American Studies
  • Psychology
  • Architecture
  • English
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Communication
  • Geological Sciences
  • Nutrition
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Literature
  • History
  • Pharmacy
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Computer Science
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Philosophy
  • Visual Art Studies
  • Design

2 Programs Available for UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

Sponsored by UT Austin - a University-wide Exchange

Academic Information

The number of credit hours received vary by the course. Students are required to complete equivalent of 12 UT credits. The typical value of an undergraduate course is 4 credits. Please make sure to check the course syllabus for the exact number of credits awarded.

Faculty

Courses are taught by local faculty.

Language(s) of Instruction

Portuguese and Spanish

Eligibility

  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance
  • Recommended 3.0 GPA, good academic standing.
  • Minimum of 45h of Ugrad coursework completed at the time of departure.
  • Successful completion of POR 362 or POR327C or its equivalent
  • For native Spanish Speakers Successful completion of POR 611S or equiv

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students may be able to live in student housing or find an apartment off campus.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition for the semester abroad. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/VISA, housing, transportation, and general costs of living. SCHOLARSHIPS: $20,000 in Latin America scholarships awarded annually | International Education Fee Scholarship.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 18, 2019 to August 9, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2018
- Fall
  • July 31, 2019 to December 20, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2019

Application Code

090040

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Brochure
Scholarships

Next Step

1) Attend 'Explore Latin America' info-session for summer OR semester programs. See website for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Eli Klosterboer. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.


Sponsored by UT Austin School of Law

Academic Information

This is an exchange program. Courses are taught in Portuguese. A mini level semesters language instruction is required.

Language(s) of Instruction

Portuguese

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students may live on campus in dorms or may find their own housing.

Open To

School of Law

Program Cost

Students pay $75 app fee and regular UT tuition for semester abroad. S responsible for airfare, passport/VISA, housing, food, local trans liv Students pay required emergency and health insurance coverage per week Financial aid and scholarships may be used.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 1, 2014 to June 15, 2014
- Fall
  • August 1, 2013 to December 23, 2013

Application Code

170010

Additional Resources

Program Website
State Dept Travel Advisory
Consular Information Sheet
Int Travel Safety for Students
Visa Information

Next Step

Learn more about attending the UFRGS program by contacting the Interna Programs Office in room 2.125. Books and evaluations are also for your

Program information above is subject to change