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

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.

Dates:

- Spring
  • Program: January 1, 2014 to June 15, 2014
- Fall
  • Program: 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