In the last ten years, Brazil has become a coveted destination for young people wanting to do graduate study and graduate abroad for reasons such as the country's economic development, quality of study programs and the possibility of obtaining grants studies.
I think that Brazilian universities are starting to have more contact with students outside of Brazil to have study groups and most diverse research experiences more interesting. Still, ties between the university authorities and new students are still weak, as not enough information or guidance about processes or dynamic administrative and academic.
Key issues that students expect from study centers in Brazil start for information about housing options in cities. There is a help center for students to provide contacts and tips on finding good apartments, the implications of rent or market prices.
A network for shared issues such as housing, a practice widely used in U.S. universities for a long time or even Ecuador does not yet exist on the campuses in Brazil.
Likewise, I believe that many Brazilian universities have deficiencies in what has to do with orientation programs for new students on processes such as registration, forwarding documents, procedures for submission of qualifications and prior information about the will to develop the academic calendar .
The opportunity to participate in research projects carried out by core teachers and students in Brazilian universities are great advantages that are rarely seen in undergraduate careers in communication. However, students without experience in the dynamics of relationships in the nuclei Brazilians can come to have an instinctive rejection because of little information on how to begin to integrate those cores.
There is an axis very important relationship between students, teachers of undergraduate programs and postgraduate studies and administrative processes of a college that has to be noted that the experience of students studying outside of Brazil will be of greater benefit. Thus, issues such as stay in Brazil after the completion of the studies are an example.
The offices of the colleges are not prepared to relate to administrative processes - with foreign scholars. Two clear examples of this situation are the lack of documents such as transcripts in other languages like English or lack of newsletters programs graduate with basic information useful to the stranger, but exact dates of beginning and end of class periods to plan transfers from out of town or country, a situation very sensitive especially to foreigners.
At the end, some of the perceived cultural differences soon by other students from Latin America by issues such as the English language begin to permeate into other fields in the relationship between student and university.
The Brazilian federal universities offer students from other Latin American countries an excellent opportunity to study because of the quality of teachers with a doctorate, contrasted with the scarcity situation in countries like Ecuador. It is also important to recognize the advantage of zero cost to the federal universities are unlike many research centers in countries of origin of many students where an undergraduate career in journalism can cost more than 50 thousand dollars and no comparison in quality education.
However, disadvantages or difficulties that students from other countries may have along the way of studies in Brazil are not yet decisive barriers to leave out the option to study in the country. Even so, we must take care that the powers in dealing with potential students or those accepted into programs.