Brazil (IFMSA Brazil) - Rio Branco - UFAC
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
335000
360
Tropical Medicina, Cardiology
April, May, June, July, August, September, Octouber, November, December, January, February, March
12 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Host Family, Student Flat or Hospital
Host Family or Student Flat
No Specifical ECs
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LEOs
LEO UFAC
OVERVIEW

Rio Branco, capital of the state of Acre. Located in the valley of the Acre River in northern Brazil, it is the most populous municipality in the state, with 319,825 inhabitants – almost half the state population, according to the 2016 census.

Rio Branco was one of the first settlements to appear on the banks of the Acre River. In 1913 it became a county. In 1920 it became the capital of the territory of Acre, and in 1962, the state capital. It is the administrative center for the economic and cultural region.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Universidade Federal do Acre/UFAC
Hospital de Urgências e Emergências de Rio Branco/HUERB
Hospital das Clínicas de Rio Branco (Fundação Hospitalar do Acre)/ HC-RB (Fundhacre)
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
No Researches avaiable
BOARDING

The host student or family will provide at least one meal per day / the hospital will provide it.

LODGING

The incomings are alocate in students flat house, family houses or republic houses, where students share a house and create a family bound. They will have their own bed and will be provided with one bathroom that can be shared or not, and internet acess, on the house or on the college.

TRANSPORTATION


You can get to the Acre capital by plane, car or bus. At the destination, getting to know the main sights and central neighborhoods can be done through rental cars, buses and taxis.

Airplane
Gol maintain direct flights to Rio Branco from Porto Velho (RO) and Cruzeiro do Sul (AC), where travelers from other capital should be scale. TAM maintains direct flights to Rio Branco from Brasilia.
 
Rio Branco International Airport
BR Road - 18 364 km, Sena Madureira, Rio Branco, Acre
Tels: (68) 3211-1003 / 3211-1110 / 3211-5479

SOCIAL PROGRAM

NFDP- A party with all incomings, where we exchange some typical local foods and drinks. At The Food and Drink party you get to try some Brazilian dishes and share with us your culture! Besides that in Rio Branco you can also find Clubs, Pubs, Bars.

MUST SEE

Museu da Borracha This rubber museum has a collection of publications and documents that tell the story of the rubber tappers in Acre.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The climate of Acre capital is hot and humid all year round, with more dry weather between May and October, and rainy between November and April. If the idea is to know the city in the busiest times between June and September occur several festivals (see City Annual Calendar).

Bring your own white coat and stethoscope. You have to respect Brazil's norm NR 32: do not use accessories, wear closed shoes and tie your hair.

Be welcome to Rio Branco!