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  • Locations: Vicosa, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 03/29/2019 08/01/2019 12/21/2019
NOTE: Program dates could vary!
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Program Director: Cornell, Jodi
Host Country Language: Portuguese Online Course Catalog Available: YES
Sponsor: Iowa State ISU Course: EXPRO
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil

UFV main building

Soybean farm 2

Semester Program:


· Intensive Portuguese – four weeks before the start of the academic semester in Brazil (for the semester exchange program). The intensive program is offered by the Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais State (no academic credits)

· Enroll in courses at either the Federal University of Vicosa or the Federal University of Campina Grande in Brazil for a full academic semester. Students typically take 12 credits during this semester (during Summer semester usually 6-9 credits). Upon completion of the courses, credits will come to ISU transcript as transfer credits

· Participate in an internship at your host university or with a company


· Students in the Colleges of Engineering and Agriculture and Life Sciences at ISU with interest in food and energy production or environmental stewardship

· It is expected that students will travel in their 3rd or 4th year at ISU but will start preparing in their 1st or 2nd year with language preparation


· Federal University of Vicosa is located in Minas Gerais State in Central Brazil

· Federal University of Campina Grande is located in Pernambuco State in Northeastern Brazil


· Students pay ISU tuition and fees

· Students pay room, meals, supplies, and incidentals out-of-pocket in Brazil

· Additional out-of-pocket expenses include: Passport, visa, insurance, airfare to/from Brazil, recreational activities in Brazil


·· Additional scholarships through departments, colleges and the university may be possible

For more information contact:
Mr. Jodi Cornell or stop by the CALS Global Programs office in 0018 Curtiss Hall
Dr. Brian Steward 2325 Elings Hall

Here is a link to UFV's webpage: