UGA Franklin, Portuguese Flagship Program at UFSJ - Semester 1
Ranked among Brazil's top Institutions of Higher Education and located a short distance from the state capital city of Belo Horizonte, UFSJ offers a wide selection of over 50 graduate and undergraduate courses in areas such as Health Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Music, Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and Basic Sciences.
Courses are taught on six different campuses, three of them located in São João del-Rei and the other three in the towns of Divinópolis, Ouro Branco, and Sete Lagoas. The University offers a stimulating environment for academic work, and at the same time, situated as it is in the historical heart of the state of Minas Gerais, it gives access to a range of cultural activities and attractions.
The Federal University of São João del-Rei is located in São João del-Rei, in Minas Gerais, in the Southeast of Brazil. The town plays a very important role in the Brazilian cultural and artistic scene, as it was the cradle of the country's independence movement in colonial times and also is the homeland of great names such as President Tancredo Neves, the national hero Tiradentes and also Barbara Heliodora.
Dr. Robert Moser, Director
Associate Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies
Kathleen Schmaltz, Associate Director
Courses in Portuguese language, Brazilian culture, service learning, internship, and courses in the following areas of study: business, journalism, history, economics, architecture & urbanism, applied arts (ceramics), physics, computer science, biology, accounting, production engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, philosophy, geography, literature, math, medicine, music, pedagogy, psychology, chemistry, theater, and animal husbandry.
UFSJ Degree Information: http://www.ufsj.edu.br/proen/cursos_oferecidos.php
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February - June 2020: 1st semester courses at UFSJ
July 2020: winter break in Brazil
August - December 2020: 2nd semester internship
There are no dorms or meal plans. Students live in "republicas," houses and apartments shared with Brazilian roommates. Students are responsible for their own meals. There is a "university restaurant" and a "cantina" on campus.
Students pay normal UGA tuition and fees. There is also a PFP-specific program fee.