Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil, Spring

Type of Travel: 
Program Director(s): 
Global Programs, Ag & Biosystems Engineering
Departure Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 15, 2018


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Exchange Program with Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil

Fall Semester and Spring Semester Programs available


  • 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, check UFVs website here