Centro Universitario of S. Minas Gerais

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 Overview

CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO OF S. MINAS GERAIS

   Varginha, Brazil

The Centro Universitario of Southern Minas Gerais, UNIS, is situated in the southeast of Brazil in Varginha, Minas Gerais, representing the most important coffee producers in the world. Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are nearby. Founded in 1965, this university has more than 13,000 undergraduate students, 1,500 post graduation, and approximately 50 international students. Paid training is included.

Here are some tips from UCA Study Abroad participant 2016 to Brazil.

  1. Skin So Soft. Protecting yourself from mosquitoes made easy in one product! Avon stores and consultants should have these on hand. Make sure you put saran wrap in the lid to prevent spillage, I double bagged mine (freezer bags) and it didn’t leak for me!
  2. Take a chance and try the local food! Coffee, Aςai, Croquetche, Pão de Queijo, Tapioca, Brazilian BBQ, Pizza, Sushi, etc. I’ve been a “why not?” type of person since I got here and it’s been so worth it!
  3. Finally, learn the dance language of Brazil, Samba. Find a local club or disco or even some of the students here to teach you some moves. It’s a blast to watch and learn from them!!

 Semester Schedule 

Fall Semester:  August-December
Spring Semester:  Jan.-July

Course Offerings

Typically students take the equivalent of 12 to 15 credit hours abroad. Check with our office for more information about your specific options.

Courses available in English: A variety of Business courses
Portuguese instruction available

Check the partner school’s website for additional offerings.

Budget

Students should check with Financial Aid Office and the Study Abroad Office for more information regarding the budget.

Helpful Links

 A study visa is required to study abroad in Brazil. For a list of requirements, visit: http://www.bcvisa.com/BrazilStudentVisa.html