• Haiti Support Group
• Organ Donation Campaign
• Solidarity Movement in support of flood victims from the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas.
• Peace on the Road
• Recife - Overall Champion of the Brazilian University League 2010, Four-time Champion of the Pernambuco University Games (JUPs) 2009 and 2nd place overall of the Brazilian University games (JUBs) 2010.
• João Pessoa and Campina Grande - Two times champion in women's basketball of the Paraiba University Games 2009/2010.
• Salvador - 2nd place in men and women's indoor football of the Bahia University Tournament 2010.
• Maceió - Champion in men's volleyball and women's basketball of the Alagoas University Games (JUAs) 2010.
• Natal - Champion in women's indoor football and women's basketball of the Rio Grande do Norte University Games (JURNs) 2009 and women's basketball champion of the Brazilian University Games (JUBs) 2009.
• Talents Center to direct students to the job market, administer vocational tests and hold training presentations.
• Cooperation agreements with over 1.600 companies throughout the North / Northeast for internship and employment opportunities.
• Organization of Congresses in all areas.
• Agreements with Hospitals and Clinics for practical activities.
Projects for the revitalization of historical buildings and monuments
Support for the presentations of the Russia Imperial Ballet, the Bashkir Ballet and the Cuban National Ballet.
Support for the Paraíba Symphony orchestra
Support for the Budapest Chamber Orchestra
Support for the Book Biennial
Project to encourage visits to the Câmara Cascudo Museum
And much more
Selective Waste Collection Campaign
State Environmental Week
Clean Beach Project
Solid Waste Management Project - PREGRES
Dunes Protection Project, in partnership with IDEMA
The International Student who chooses to come to Brazil to study will have 2 (two) options of housing, differently from other countries where the universities in general have dorms on campus and sororities. Brazil is quite different. These are the options:
• Rent an apartment - the cost of renting a 2-3 bedrooms apartment in Brazil depends mostly on the location. Apartments located on upscale neighborhoods and beaches are in general more expensive than the ones downtown but there are some exceptions . Another option would be a "kitinete", which is a small studio good for 1-2 persons and the monthly rates are very affordable
• Stay with a Brazilian Family - Brazilians love to meet people from other cultures and in most cases, a strong bond is created between the Host family and the foreign student, however, foreign students who choose to live with a Brazilian family have to be aware that they have to abide the family rules and not disturb their habits.
The Bus is the most popular means of transportation in Brazil, but you will find out that VLT and/or subway are also available in major cities. In Brazil, the Public transportation System as a whole leaves room for a lot of improvement and it is quite different from many developed countries, so be aware that you will be required to be patient while riding some of them.
You coming to Brazil for a cross cultural experience will be something unforgettable.
The Northeast part of Brazil is sunny all year around, has basically only two seasons: rainy and sunny. For International students coming from Europe, it will be a delight to see our beaches with beautiful emerald blue ocean where the water is nice and warm all year round.
International Students are required to come to Brazil with Personal Health, Hospitalization and accident Insurance as well as liability coverage that is valid abroad.
Students who already have insurance must provide the documentation before leaving their home country and then upon arrival the Dept. of International Students will keep a copy of it for their own records and a precautionary measure in case of an emergency. Insurance for all students is at their expense.
International Students must submit the required immunization documentation (Measles, Mumps and Rubella or MMR, Tetanus-Diphtheria, Varicella, Hepatitis
B)for enrolment at UNINASSAU. International Students must present health documentation.
International Students who will be participating in an internship in a Brazilian Schools must agree to a criminal background check.
All International Students will pay for their own travel between home and UNINASSAU, personal travel, food, housing, personal expenses, and school expense. All students must notify the Dept. of International Students at UNINASSAU by e-mail when traveling away from the city in which the College Campus is located, and, to their best of their ability, students must provide emergency telephone numbers where they can be reached.
All the necessary data will be provided by UNINASSAU to enable International Students to obtain their visa when required. Some countries are exempt of visa. Please check the Brazilian Consulate site at your hometown.
Documentation of sufficient financial resources for long term students will be required and UNINASSAU must receive it 3-4 months preceding the International student arrival.
GENERAL VISA INSTRUCTIONS
International Students will be subject to the rules and regulations of the UNINASSAU, and the laws and procedure of the state in which Mauricio de Nassau is located. International students must pursue the approved course of study for the agreed period.
UNINASSAU assumes no responsibility for a student's conduct or lack of compliance with any of the host country's laws. Each Institution reserves the right to dismiss any exchange student at any time for academic or personal misconduct in violation of established regulations.
The excitement of living in a new Country and trying new things, from the new environment to an exquisite cuisine and to making new friends, can be a little too much for some and no matter how well the International Students Offices prepares the incoming students before their arrival, they are bound to experience some kind of culture shock and, as a result, find ways to adapt and survive. Even for International Students who have experienced other cultures, they may still have difficulties, at least for a while, in listening and understanding Portuguese, something which is different from their own cultural context.
Brazilians are known for their friendliness and warmth but sometimes these qualities can be a little overwhelming for some. Most foreigners, whether students or just visitors, love their experience in Brazil and more often than not, describe it as an unforgettable experience but sometimes a few of them find a little stressful to have to adjust to the different means of transportation, different spices and smells, details of housing arrangements, noise level, many choices and decisions to make which can delay their adjustment to the Brazilian Culture.
Brazilians, especially those from the North and Northeast part of the Country, are more group oriented and interested in a person's well being whereas people from some other cultures tend to be more individualistic and action oriented. A simple "how are you?" that for some international students is just a formality that does not necessarily lead to a conversation and does not mean that an answer is expected , can be quite surprising to some international students when they see that many Brazilians actually stop and prepare to respond how they feel.
We recommend International students buying International Phone cards before leaving home to bring to Brazil. They are a "must have" because the phone system in Brazil is different from many countries, not to mention way too expensive, these cards are much needed because talking to loved ones can really strengthens you through hard times.
Also bringing from home some items that will make the International student feel more comfortable such as: photos, posters, memorabilia, music and some artwork can make the transition as smooth as possible. The more the International student can imitate the feeling of home where you are staying, the better you will be able to cope with homesickness.