Starting in January 2012 the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been a host institution for the Brazilian Scientific Mobility program, or Ciência sem Fronteiras. As an initiative of the Brazilian government, 100,000 of Brazil’s brightest students will complete one year of study in a STEM field at an institution in the United States.
As of 2013, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has hosted 42 Brazilian students. This initiative is overseen by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES), and enables students to complete a year of study along with an internship at some of the world’s best universities. Undergraduate programs in the United States are administered by the Institute for International Education, and the graduate program is administered by the Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas (LASPAU). For more information, contact Dr. Liana Calegare.