Summer Institute

Learn more about PUCPR Summer Institute

Imagine attending credit-earning classes while on vacation, without giving up the fun, experiencing the local culture and everything else you can wrap your head around it! PUCPR Summer Institute is now a possibility for you who wish to study abroad during the summer break, adding credits to your undergraduate program while having loads of fun! The PUCPR Summer Institute has two headquarters: Curitiba (Brazil), where our campus is situated, and Florence (Italy), where PUCPR shares an international campus with three other prestigious institutions: Kent State University, Webster University (both from the US), and Dankook University (South Korea).

Course Offerings

How does the Summer Institute work?


The PUCPR Summer Institute has two headquarters: Curitiba (Brazil), where our main campus is situated, and Florence (Italy), where PUCPR shares an international hub with three other prestigious institutions: Kent State University (United States), Webster University (United States), and Dankook University (South Korea).


The offers will be for elective classes; they will be credit-earning classes like any other. In addition, the majority of the Summer Institute classes will be specially created to make the most of what its two venues – incredible and internationally renowned cities – have to offer.


The online application form, regarding the Curitiba courses, will be available by October 1st, 2021. 

Due to current sanitary restrictions, the dates for the face-to-face courses in Curitiba, scheduled to start in January 2022, are tentative and subject to change.

ATTENTION: The courses will be confirmed on April 19th, 2022.



The online application form, regarding the Florence courses, will be available by March 15th, 2022. 

Due to current sanitary restrictions, the dates for the face-to-face courses in Florence, scheduled to start in July 2022, are tentative and subject to change.

International Students Application Guideline

International students may apply for the PUCPR SUMMER INSTITUTE by accessing the class card in the section above. You may find the guideline translated in English below, as well as the payment instructions. If you have any problems, please contact us at [email protected] 

PUCPR at KSU-Florence

Palazzo Vettori houses the campus for PUCPR, KSU, Dankook, and Webster, a beautiful renascence-style 18th-century building situated minutes away from Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, right at the heart of the city. As a group of four prestigious universities shares the building, it is always packed by faculty and students from all over, creating a melting-pot and stimulating academic environment. Students can enrich their experience by taking courses from any of the four partner institutions.

Florence, Italy

Florence is the capital and largest city of Tuscany, Italy. With more than 380 thousand inhabitants, the city is considered the birthplace of the Italian renaissance. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992, Florence attracts millions of tourists every year from all over the world.

Florence is home to the Galleria Degli Uffizi, one of the most quintessential art museums worldwide and one of Italy’s most visited sites. You will find masterpieces by some of the most influential western artists, such as Tiziano, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. It is incredible to imagine that Boticelli, da Vinci, and Michelangelo all created some of their best work while walking across from each other through the streets of Florence! The city is also the birthplace of the incredible Dante Alighieri, writer, poet, and politician considered the most significant Italian language poet. Walking around Florence allows you to travel in time; when it comes to charm and beauty, Florence exuberates its 2,000-year medieval and renaissance architecture in an attempt to preserve history, sophistication, and a vivid witness of the past.


A Walking Tour of Florence

Ponte Vecchio: The Iconic Bridge of Florence

Partner Universities

PUCPR | Campus Curitiba

Educational excellence, innovation-driven entrepreneurship, and multi and intercultural learning form PUCPR’s primary purposes. As a result, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná has earned national and international recognition through the most important higher education ranking in the world: The Times Higher Education, which has placed PUCPR among the top universities in Brazil. With almost 60 years of dedication to higher education and research, PUCPR is the largest private higher education university in the state of Paraná, and one of the most reputable universities in Brazil.

PUCPR provides education to skilled professionals to act as transforming leaders in society. Through the promotion of ethical values and commitment to the local and regional community, PUCPR has established its identity, contributing substantially to building a better society.

Over time, PUCPR has graduated over 100,000 students. The University has taken a path towards globalization by integrating several cultures and sharing knowledge internationally. PUCPR is becoming a key promoter of innovation and is strengthening a network that stimulates knowledge sharing and applied research.

Mission | The Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, guided by ethical, Christian and Marist principles, has as Mission the development and dissemination of knowledge and culture and the promotion of comprehensive and permanent qualification of citizens and professionals committed to the life and to the progress of the society.

Vision | To become, until 2022, a world-class higher education institution, with excellence in teaching, research, innovation, and social relevance.





Curitiba houses PUCPR headquarters, and is an exciting urban city with roughly 2 million inhabitants worldwide known for its quality of life and creative solutions for urban mobility. An excellent example is our Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, invented in the 70s and has been exported and implemented in major cities such as L.A. and Bogotá, to name just a few.  The town also holds Brazil’s ecological capital due to its more than 30 beautiful urban parks and forests. But that is not all; Curitiba is a central cultural hub, home to several museums, theaters, and venues for shows, concerts, and events. Suffice to say that Curitiba hosts and treats its visitors very well when offering a wide variety of hotels and housing options, always supported by excellent touristic services.


About Curitiba

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If you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our advisors directly, contact the PUCPR  International team! You are encouraged to join the meetings below or contact us by email at: [email protected]

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