Study in the USA
American Academy is PUCPR’s international undergraduate program in collaboration with Kent State University (Ohio – USA). The innovative initiative brings together the best of north-American higher education to the best university in the State of Paraná, Brazil.
How the program works
American Academy is the best option for students who want to take their undergraduate studies in the United States with safety and affordable tuition fees. Plus, you do not need to choose your major before entering the university, and the first two years happen in Brazil, at PUCPR, with classes taught in English by Kent State University faculty members.
During the first two years, the American Academy’s curriculum follows the Liberal Arts Education model, which is especially prevalent in the United States, and covers topics in the areas of humanities, natural and social sciences. Through the Liberal Arts Education, students get a global knowledge and acquire transferable skills, fundamental in all professions. By the end of the second year of American Academy, you choose to finish your studies either at PUCPR or at Kent State University.
How to Apply
Differently from traditional undergraduate programs in Brazil, you do not need to take the vestibular or Enem exams to enter the American Academy. The application process includes personal documents analysis as minimum requirements and an interview. Check the requirements below:
- Complete the online form, print the invoice and pay the R$ 90,00 application fee.
- Upload the documents on the candidate’s area. Documents: High school transcripts (GPA > 2,5), English proficiency test results, and motivation letter.
- In person or video conference interview.
After the interview, if you were accepted, welcome to the American Academy!
The American Academy is for you who:
- Seek higher education through the most successful education model in the world
- Want to live an international experience
- Has not decided yet what career to pursue
- Is finishing high school
- Is at the university already but want to change your major
- Already chose your career and seek a unique higher education experience
- Speak English
Liberal Arts Education
The American Academy higher education initiative is worldly renowned as “Liberal Arts Education” or “General Education,” an education model built on the 21st-century soft skills development, which grants the students an interdisciplinary experience during the first two years of college. Plus, the Liberal Arts education promotes the advancement of ethical living, and critical, analytical and creative thinking, which are essential abilities in every career path.
About Ken State Univerisity
Kent State University is one of the best universities in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report, one of the top higher education rankings in the world. Located in Kent, Ohio, the university offers a distinctive blend of teaching, research and creative excellence. At Kent State, students have life-changing educational experiences, as well as a welcoming and positive diverse environment.