Guide for Exchange Students »

  • General information
      International Relations Commission
    • President
      Profa. Dra. Cinira Magali Fortuna
    • Vice-Presidente
      Profa. Dra. Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura
    • Support
      Juliana Gazzotti
    • Telephone
      55 16 3315-3393
    • E-mail

Pay attention to the CRInt’s panel of messages at the EERP (beside the water cooler near the Sigma panel) and to emails sent by COMUNICA.

Financial planning, seek all potential sources of data concerning cost of living in the country you want go. The cost of the program (including flight tickets) ranges from US$ 6,000 to US$ 13,000 dollars. Do not be scared by such amount of money! Everything depends on individual lifestyles, as well as each country and respective city. Additionally, the rewards are inestimable: scientific knowledge, cultural background, personal growth, improvement and fluency in another language, an improved résumé, among others.

Look employees of the International Cooperation office at room 39 at EERP to obtain information from partner institutions. In addition to information, you can access reports of students who have already participated in exchanges.

Contact other students who have already experienced an exchange program; they can provide you valuable information.  Also, contact international students at the EERP. The more information you get, the more secure you will feel making a decision.

Do not take the language proficiency test at the last minute. You will need the test results to apply for the program. The best strategy is to take the test two months before the application week.

It is possible to extend your exchange program for another semester at the same institution or in another institution in the same country as long as there are vacancies available.

Keep in mind more than one country. Do not restrict your options only to countries such as United States or England. There are interesting options in Europe for those who want to improve their English, such as Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Hungary.

Spain is not the only option for those who want to improve their Spanish. There are many opportunities in Latin America such as Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Mexico.

Portugal has a rich history and an internationally acknowledged academic tradition. Do not discard this option either.


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