Brazil (IFMSA-Brazil) - Campina Grande/PB - Centro Universitario UNIFACISA
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
355014
1100
Pediatrics, General Surgery
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
24 SCOPE STUDENTS
4 SCORE STUDENTS
Host Family
Host Family
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.
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LEOs
LEO UNIFACISA
OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
Campina Grande (Portuguese "Great Plain") is the second most populous Brazilian city in the State of Paraíba after João Pessoa, the capital. It is considered to be the most important city of the Northeastern Brazilian subregion called agreste. It is considered one of the main industrial, technological and educational centers in the northeastern region of Brazil. The city was officially founded in 1864. Campina Grande also has a large cultural agenda, including the world's largest Saint John's Festival (called O Maior São João do Mundo), which takes place during the entire month of June.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
UNIFACISA
Hospital da Criança e do Adolescente Campina Grande
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Analysis of DNA variants involved in human ophthalmic diseases
BOARDING
The host student or family will provide at least one meal per day.
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 arrive in Campina Grande by bus or airplane. 

The bus station, a blueprint of the one in João Pessoa, is 3 km from the centre. Take bus 092, taxi (R$ 25) and Uber (R$15,00) to the center. The main cities you can take the bus to Campina Grande are Recife and João Pessoa. 


By Plane

There is an airport with regional flights, from GOL airlines and Azul airlines. 

Airlines

GOL
https://www.voegol.com.br/pt
Location: Passenger Terminal I
Opening Hours: 01h30 to 05h / 12h30 to 16h30

AZUL
https://www.voeazul.com.br/home
Location: Passenger Terminal I
Opening Hours: 01h30 to 05h / 12h30 to 16h30


In the city, you can have public bus, at price of 3,30 reais per travel, taxi service and also Uber to arrive to places.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
We go out with our incomings and do the best we can to make them explore the boundaries of our city and other places.

A few open air shacks around both Açude Velho and Açude Novo.

  • Bar ArteRua Treze de Maio, centreLive music several times a week. Can get crammed. Entry R$ 3, small beer R$ 2,50.
  • Saloon Bar, (Just west of Açude Velho). Live music and dancing on weekends.  
  • Cachaçaria, (By Hiper Bompreço, near Açude Velho). Slightly upmarket bar-come-club
SOCIAL PROGRAM
We go out with our incomings and do the best we can to make them explore the boundaries of our city and other places.

A few open air shacks around both Açude Velho and Açude Novo.

  • Bar do Cuscuz (a very traditional restaurant in Paraíba)
  • Bar ArteRua Treze de Maio, centreLive music several times a week. Can get crammed. Entry R$ 3, small beer R$ 2,50.
  • Pedra de Santo Antônio
MUST SEE
The best "São João party" in the world in June
The Açude Velho is a nature beauty and worth the visit
From Campina Grande you can easily go to Recife, Fortaleza and many other Northest famous cities
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Be welcome to Paraiba!