brazil (minas gerais)

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the 6th largest country in the world. Brazil has a lot to offer, here are some highlights; the waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, bustling city with the world-famous Copacabana, the Amazon region, Olinda and Recife, with Dutch influences and of course the world's best beaches in Natal and João Pessoa. Wherever you are, the Brazilian population is nice, hospitable, friendly and enthusiastic. When you want to gain international experience, Brazil is an excellent choice

Brazilian partners:

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Federal University of Vicosa (UFV)
Federal University of São Jão Del-Rei (UFSJ)

Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP)

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUC Minas)

FACTS AND FIGURES

- UFMG is the 10th best university in Latin America (QS World University Rankings);
- UFMG is the second best university in Brazil (QS World University Rankings);
- UFV remains among the best universities in the world in             agricultural and forestry sciences (QS World University Rankings);
- PUC Minas is nominated as the best private university in the country by II Best Universities Award 2006.

77

Students went to Brazil since February 2015 (20 wks)

95%

Of the students who went to Brazil recommend an internship in Brazil to other students.

7.5/10

General score by students for their time in Brazil.


internship in brazil

 

DO YOUR INTERNSHIP OR GRADUATION PROJECT

Living Lab Biobased Brazil offers for free a number of biobased internships and biobased graduation internship projects. These projects take place at partner institutions, such as universities and companies. Like any other international project, a project via the Living Lab requires also a number of additional steps, besides the regular steps you from study. All the services of the Living Lab are free. The steps are as follows:

 

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

To participate in the Living Lab project Biobased Brazil you must meet some requirements.

1.     You are undergraduate (BSc) student at Avans, HZ, HAS, NHL/Stenden, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences or Maastricht University;

2.   Your passport is valid at least 6 months beyond planned date of departure from Brazil;

3.   Apply for an internship project before the DEADLINE: 01/04 or 01/11.

Before you apply for a study program or internship project via Living Lab Biobased Brazil, make sure you have informed yourself about our rules and regulations. Check with your home University or for Avans students check the following document:

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APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP OR GRADUATION INTERNSHIP PROJECT

Here you can find an overview of the topics of the different  projects in Brazil. The document also gives examples of previous internship and graduation project.

 

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If you see one or more topics (maximum of 3) that you are interested in and if you want to know if there is an internship available on this topic for you, please send an email to Margot Verwei (mgp.verwei@avans.nl). The following information should be included:

 

·       Your name, study program and home university;

·       the topic(s) that you are interested in and the name of the professor(s);

 

 

 

Next we will contact the professor. Please, do not contact the professor or International Office yourself. We will keep you informed about the outcome.

 

If the professor(s) have an internship position available, we will organize a Skype meeting so the professor can get to know you better and you can ask questions about the internship. For this Skype we need:

  • Resume (CV) in English;
  •  English cover letter explaining why you want to do an internship in Brazil on the topic you have chosen.
  • Transcript of grades.

After the Skype meeting, the professor decides if he/she will accept you for an internship. If so, you will get information from us about the next steps of the procedure (see below). For these steps we also need a copy of the personal data page of your passport.

 

 Keep in mind the application deadlines. We need to receive your application before 01/04 or 01/11. If you do not meet the given deadlines we cannot offer you any guarantees. 


BRAZILIAN VISA PROCEDURE

The visa application and procedure will be of your responsibility. You will be informed about this procedure after your application and we will help you through it along with your host university

 

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AFTER ACCEPTANCE BY PROFESSOR

 After we get your application, the next steps will follow:

  • we will connect you with the International Office of your host institution, which will guide you through the enrollment and visa process.
  • Enrollment to Brazilian University (deadline 25/04 or 23/11).
  • Apply for a student exchange visa (not internship visa) for Brazil.
  • Start your internship February/March or August/September.

If you have any immediate questions, refer to our FAQ section, or contact us by email.

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