State University of Santa Cruz - Partner University

Center for International Education

Study Abroad


Schedule Your Appointment with CIE Study Abroad Team

Contact Information

Henry Barnard Hall, Room 406
860.832.2047 (fax)

Zongxiang Mei

International Education Coordinator

Chaihyung Christine Park

University Assistant

For general questions, please email us at

State University of Santa Cruz

Iheus, Bahia, Brazil

Partner University Website   


The State University of Santa Cruz -UESC was founded in 1991, merging a variety of academic institutions located in the twin cities of Ilhéus and Itabuna. It is a leading  institution of higher education in south Bahia. UESC is surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest, rivers and several small villages. It is located on the Atlantic Sea Shore of Brazil gives the opportunity to see the magnificent and relatively intact Rainforest. It is also close to many cocoa farms, most of them founded more than a century ago, with its small houses and their drying roofs where cocoa is processed. The Atlantic Rainforest shade provide protection to the cocoa trees and to the local rich variety of flora and fauna.

Academic Subjects

Business Management, Biomedicine, Biology, Accounting, Computer Science, Social Communication, Law, Economics, Engineering, Physics, Geography, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Chemistry, History


UESC will assist students in finding accommodation.


Apply to Study Abroad

To best protect your personal information, please complete both the following forms

Study Abroad ApplicationSecurity Information

Program Details

Language Requirement: None

Language of Intruction: English

Required GPA: 2.75

Term: Fall, Spring, Full Year

Program: Undergraduate and Graduate


Program Costs

Students pay regular CCSU tuition directly to CCSU.  Housing and meal costs wiil be paid on-site in Brazil



Zongxiang Mei

International Education Coordinator

Center for International Education

Barnard Hall, Room 406