Brazil Scientific Mobility Program
The University of Nevada, Reno is honored to host students through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
Intensive English Language Center
Our Intensive English Program will help prepare students for academic studies in the United States. Students will focus on academic skills, with classes in: Reading/Writing, Listening/Speaking, and Integrated Skills (mini courses in a variety of content areas.) Our classes are small with 12-15 students per class, so you really get to know your instructor. All of our instructors are highly qualified with a Master's or Ph.D. in their field. We offer six levels of instruction with classes are twenty hours a week.
Orientation and Social Activities
Students will be welcomed with free airport pickup from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. We offer a comprehensive two-day orientation to help students settle into the United States and university life. Orientation includes: a campus tour, English placement testing, a shopping trip, opportunity to get internet access and a Wolfcard (student ID cost $10), post office trip, banking information, academic information, safety and counseling information and so much more. Students will learn about the culture and socialize with weekly activities every Friday. Activities may include: Lake Tahoe beach party, Virginia City trip, visiting a local zoo, museums, dancing and holiday parties.
Housing and University Life
Academics at the University of Nevada, Reno
How do I apply for housing?
Please visit Residential Life & Housing for more information on dormitories and meal plans. To apply for housing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you are a BSMP student. After applying for housing, please print out your original housing form and bring it with you when you check into the dorms.
Meningitis Vaccination: Vaccination for meningitis is mandatory if the student is 22 years old or younger and is going to be living in the residence halls. The vaccination must have been received within the last five years. You will not be permitted to check into the dorms without this vaccination.
What vaccinations will I need?
All students are required to obtain health clearance from the Student Health Center, which is located on campus. Students are not allowed to attend classes without verification of health clearance. It costs approximately $150.00 if all immunizations are needed (two MMR doses on or after the students first birthday and one TD within the last 10 years). If you plan to live in the dormitories, the Meningococcal Vaccination is also required (ages 22 and under). It costs an additional $95.00. There may also be an additional $50.00 charge for tuberculosis diagnosis. It is recommended that you receive this immunizations in your home country before arriving. If you have not had these injections, wait and get them in Reno. Please be aware: the health clearance process will involve a blood test drawn by the Student Health Center. Please review the Health Center's notice for complete information.
Have your doctor complete the Immunization Requirements for International Students Form or you can provide a copy of your immunizations in English, if possible.
Email the Immunization Requirements for International Students Form or your immunization records to email@example.com. Please also bring a copy with you when you arrive.
What is I don't receive my DS2019?
The DS2019 is issued through IIE. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact IIE directly. Their email address is BrazLTESpring@iie.org.
How do I arrange an airport pickup?
We offer free airport pick-up which is available Monday through Friday, 8:00am-11:00pm, if your destination is within 3 miles of the university. All other times will be considered if the request is made at least 2 weeks in advance. To reserve a pick-up, either complete the form that was included in your acceptance packet or email our office at ESL@unr.edu with flight information, arrival time, and destination to be dropped off at.