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  • Locations: Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Field of Study: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, Geography, Geological Sciences, History, International Business, International Security and Conflict Resolution, International Studies, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work
Credit Type: Resident Credit Program Type: IB Exchange
SDSU Office: 3-IB Department
Program Description:
International Business Exchange Program

Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

Program Description
University Profile:
Founded in 1948, PUCRS is a reference center in higher education and research in the country and worldwide. A Marist university of excellence, PUCRS is aimed at the comprehensive education of students, in religious, humanistic, scientific, professional and citizenship aspects, in order to contribute to the development and progress of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil. Synergy between scientific and technical knowledge, a result of world-class research, and the bonds of brotherhood established in a welcoming environment for different lines of thinking and cultures characterize the education offered by our university. It's the best private institution of the southern region in Brazil.
Located in Porto Alegre, the southernmost capital city in Brazil, the PUCRS campus offers a true university experience in an environment that fosters learning and growth, combining extensive and modern facilities with a highly qualified faculty.  PUCRS offers a complete infrastructure for teaching, research and extension, which includes laboratories and centers for research, culture, environmental conservation and technology. The Library, the Museum, the Sports Park, the Hospital and the Science and Technology Park are resources to be highlighted.

Location Summary:
Porto Alegre is a center for quality services and infrastructure, a base for large national and international businesses and one of the main locations for international events in Brazil. Known as one of the greenest cities in the country, Porto Alegre has a diversified culture, with intense activities of nationwide prominence in all fields of arts, sports and sciences, in addition to folkloric traditions and significant historical heritage in centuries-old buildings.

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