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Expression of interest in participating in Mates Program - for foreign students


This form is designed for foreign students who wish to be warmly welcomed by a Brazilian student, and receive support for issues related to academic routine as well as other aspects of life in Brazil. The Mates Program aims to promote integration between foreign students participating in the International Mobility Program and UFABC students and the University as a whole. The Mates are responsible for assisting foreign students upon their arrival in Brazil and throughout the study period.

The Mates will help the international student with

  • Making contact before the student’s arrival in Brazil, in order to obtain information about their arrival date and exchange other important information;

  • Providing basic information about Brazil and UFABC;

  • The process of finding accommodation;

  • The documents and registries with the Federal Police;

  • Assisting in the application for courses;

  • Encouraging the student’s participation in activities at UFABC and their integration into the university’s community and its academic life.

There are 11 questions in this survey.