State University of Santa Cruz

Iheus, Bahia, Brazil

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The State University of Santa Cruz -UESCwas 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 provides protection to the cocoa trees and to the rich variety of local 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.

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Program Details

Language Requirement: None

Language of Instruction: English

Required GPA: 2.75

Term: Fall, Spring, Full Year

Program: Undergraduate and Graduate

Program Costs

Students pay tuition fees to CCSU. Housing and meal costs will be paid on-site in Brazil.


Zongxiang Mei

International Education Coordinator

Center for International Education

Barnard Hall, Room 406


Contact Information

Zongxiang Mei
International Education Coordinator
Center for International Education
Clarence Carroll Hall
Christine Chaihyung Park
University Assistant, Courses Abroad
Center for International Education