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  • Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Spring, Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Areas of Study: Engineering, Honors Housing Options: Hotel, Student Housing
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 02 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
Burnett Honors College | Brazil Program
Sao, Paulo, Brazil
Spring 2019
March 7-17, 2019

Sao Paulo Skyline
Important Program Dates
  • October 23 Info Session 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • November 13 Application deadline, noon
  • Spring Semester Friday, 2:00-4:20 p.m.
  • March 7 Depart from Orlando International Airport
  • March 17 Return to Orlando International Airport

Program Description

Be part of an opportunity to study abroad in São Paulo, Brazil! In Spring of 2019, join The Burnett Honors College in diving into engineering problems from a global perspective. Expand your worldview, and bask in new cultural experiences while engaging with world leaders in engineering.

You will be primarily located in the Brazillian State of São Paulo. Inside, the city São José dos Campos is aptly nicknamed, "The Airplane Capital" as it is home to Embraer, an aerospace conglomerate and the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. We are proud to partner with Embraer, and explore their multiple aircraft manufacturing facilities and associated engineering departments. While on site, you will have the opportunity to explore various problems and propose creative engineering-based solutions. As a member of this study abroad program, you will learn about contemporary engineering methods from an industry leader.

For more information about Embraer, check out their website here.

Embraer Logo      


The trip will take place in the Spring 2019 semester during Spring Break, March 7-17. Check back for more information about travel and excursions.

Sao Paulo Map

Student Eligibility

Each year, TBHC selects on a competitive basis up to ten Honors students for participation in this program. Students interested in engineering are encouraged to apply. Eligible candidates must be University Honors or Honors in the Major students in good standing who will not graduate prior to Summer 2019. 

Students are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, campus and community involvement, evidence of initiative-taking, and their commitment to engaging in study-abroad as a transformative experience. Knowledge of the Portuguese language is not a requirement for this program.

Program Costs

The cost of the program includes airfare, in-country ground transportation, lodging, most meals, and some excursions. The stated program cost is $2,500. This cost may be offset by scholarships of $500-$1000. You can find more information about available scholarships here. Students should bring some pocket money for snacks, non-group meals, and souvenirs during our excursions.  In addition, students must pay tuition for the 2-credit hour course IDH 3955H with Dr. Ali Gordon scheduled during spring term, TBD.  Please note that while unlikely, the program cost is subject to change due to changes in airfare and exchange rates.

Important Dates

All dates are subject to change.
  • October 23 Info Session 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • November 13 Application deadline, noon
  • Spring Semester Friday, 2:00-4:20 p.m.
  • March 7 Depart from Orlando International Airport
  • March 17 Return to Orlando International Airport
Sao Paulo Buiding
Brazil Building 2 

Program Application

Eligible candidates must be Honors students in good standing. Applicants for this program should complete this application form and submit all supporting materials to the Honors College front desk no later than 12 noon on November 13, 2018. All materials must be checked off before turning in. Supporting materials must include all of the following:
  1. Application form, completed and signed.
  2. By this application, permission is given to the Honors College to review your academic transcript.
  3. A cover letter describing your interest in applying to this program and your goals for studying abroad and your resume.
  4. 500 word essay commenting on the following quote from  Paulo Coehlo, “To change the world, we need to combine Ancient Wisdom with new technologies.”
  5. A letter of recommendation from a UCF faculty member familiar with your work.

Must be able to attend spring classes TBD. Finalists for this program will be selected on the basis of these materials as well as an interview to be scheduled in the fall. If you have any questions about this program or the application, please contact Dr. Ali Gordon at


This program is currently not accepting applications.