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The City

Tubarão city has a great location. Next to the sea, the mountains and thermal springs, is cut by the BR-101 highway and by the Tubarão River from south to east. The Tubarão River flows from the Serra Geral foothills to the Southern Santa Catarina Lagoon System, 75 miles (121 km), debouching into the Lagoa de Santo Antonio, in Laguna. It is the second city in terms of population on the southern state, being an important commercial hub in the region. Tubarão is distinguished in the cattle and agriculture. It is one of the commercial centers of the south of the State, mainly in the ceramics area. It is the host city of Unisul – major university of Santa Catarina. The climate is subtropical whith maximum mean temperature of 23,6 °C and minimum mean temperature of 15,5°C. The summer is hot with temperatures above 35°C. The winter is mild with minimum temperatures below 10°C and reaching sometimes values near to 0°C.

Cultural Aspects

Santa Catarina's colonization was largely carried out by European immigrants. So, our culture is a mix of a lot of european countries(Germany, France, Polony, Italy and many others) and also africans.

Beaches of the north zone

This zone counts with an excellent tourist infrastructure. It has urban beaches plenty of bars, restaurants and lodgings.

Daniela. A beach which is ideal for families thanks to its calm waters and soft sand.

Forte. A small beach that has many kiosks distributed along the sand.

Jurere. This is an urban beach that has calm water and fine sand. It is ideal for bathing and nautical sports.

Canasvieiras. Another urban beach with calm waters. It is visited by tourists from Argentina and Uruguay. It has an agitated nocturnal life.

Cachoeira do Bom Jesus. This beach is perfect for nautical sports thanks to its calm waters.

Ponta das Canas. This beach contains a fishermen community and it is also good for nautical sports.

Brava. This beach has big waves, which are ideal for surfing.

Mocambique (Grande). The biggest beach of the island. It is 7.5 kilometres long.

Barra da Lagoa. It is the prolongation of Mocambique. This is an urban beach that has several bars and restaurants.

Galheta. An isolated beach which is surrounded by little mounts. It contains an area for nudists.

Beaches of the south zone

This zone possesses a regular tourist infrastructure. It has lonely beaches and locations for ecotourism.

Morro das Pedras. A beach whose big waves are ideal for surfing.

Armacao. This is a small fishermen community. From this sector, many ships depart to The Island of Campeche.

Do Matadeiro. This beach presents big waves, a reason why it is very popular for surfing practice.

Pantano do Sul. A long beach that contains villas and a fishermen population.

Dos Naufragos. This is a lonely beach with abundant vegetation. It has some rustic bars and lodgings.

Ribeirao da Ilha. A fishermen community where the oyster farming is developed.

Finally, some other very important beaches of Florianópolis are:

Ingleses. This is one of the main beaches of the zone. It has regular waves and a large band of sand. It is regularly visited during summer time by tourists from Argentina. In this époque, this beach is the second most popular; being the most popular The Beach of Canasvieiras.

The Beach of Ingleses keeps many traditions from the ancient Azorean habitants. Its natural main attractions are the sand dunes, which are perfect for sand board practice.

Campeche. This beach has a large brand of soft sand plenty of small dunes. It is a perfect place for surfing. It is a paradisiacal 5 kilometre island with white sand and big waves. Many ships depart to Campeche from The Beach of Armacao.

Joaquina. It is a long beach with big waves. A popular place for surfing and body-board competitions since 1970. This beach counts with a very well organized tourist infrastructure to receive visitors, every year, during surfing competitions.

Do Santinho. This is a recommended location for surfing and body-board practice. It is considered the best beach of the north region. This location holds virgin nature where tranquillity is its main characteristic.

The University

UNISUL - University of Southern Santa Catarina is a great university to be in, specially if you are in medical school. Our medical course was elected the best in the state in 2011. We have great laboratories, which help our research area being on highlights in our region. UNISUL is also involved in a lot of projects involving the population, and our IFMSA's Local Committee has a great responsability on that.

The Hospital

The Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição is the teaching hospital of our university. It is run by the Divine Providence Society, which is a Catholic Society composed of nuns. Nevertheless, the hospital is associated with the Unified Health System(SUS) - the management system of public health in Brazil - which dives the right to any person(including foreigners) to receive care for free. There are departments in this hospital who also serve private care, but constitute a minor part of this institution. Students will have access only to SUS patients. It is the main hospital of our region, so it is responsible for patients coming from a lot of cities around Tubarão.

Local Committee

Our Local Committee has about 60 active members, and we have representation for all the Standing Committes from IFMSA. Lately, as we have done some really good work with different projects, and with our president, which is the national coordinator for the project "For a world free of homophobia", we have accomplished a really good spot in the national scene of IFMSA. We started as a very little committee and now we have a big importance to IFMSA in Brazil.

Social Programs

Tubarão is a very well located city, being 2 hours away from the capital Florianopolis and also 2 hours away from beautiful mountains. Our social programs include going to the capital, which is an island and has a lot of beautiful beaches and great night clubs, and also going up to the mountains of our state, the most cold place on our whole country, gifted with amazing landscapes. The city is 30 to 60 minutes away from beautiful beaches like Laguna, Farol de Santa Marta, Jaguaruna, Imbituba, Itapirubá. Combined with getting to know our state(which has the highest Human Development Index of Brazil), we will get together every week during your internship or research to do something like a barbecue or anything just to see how you are doing.


Andre Luciano Manoel - Local President -

Mariana Gaspar - Local VPE -

Flavia Gomes - Local VPI -

Thamy Santos - Local Treasurer -

Bibiana Quatrin - Local Secretary -

Luisa Correa - Local Exchange Officer IN -

Ana Elisa Simonetti - Local Officer on Research Exchange -

Anita Brunel - Local Exchange Officer OUT -

Gregorio Wrublevski - Local Officer on Research Exchange -