Food and Energy Production and Environmental Stewardship, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil, Spring

Type of Travel: 
Program Director(s): 
Global Programs, Ag & Biosystems Engineering
Departure Date: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019 to Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Program includes 4 weeks of Intensive Portuguese before the start of the academic semester in Brazil. The intensive program is offered by the Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais State (no academic credits)


Students 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. 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

Available to students in the Colleges of Engineering or 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

Students pay ISU tuition and fees and room, meals, supplies, and incidentals out-of-pocket in Brazil.  Additional out-of-pocket expenses might include: Passport, visa, insurance, airfare to/from Brazil, recreational activities in Brazil.  Additional scholarships through departments, colleges and the university are possible as well

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