From May 3, student applications from partner universities of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora – UFJF) for the Global July Program 2021 will begin. Global July will take place from July 12 to 23, entirely in digital format, due to the health emergency brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this edition, 44 courses will be offered for six areas of knowledge, in both undergraduate and graduate levels, in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese for foreigners. To participate, students must fill out this form by May 31. Registration for UFJF students will happen between June 1 and 30.
Created in 2017 by UFJF’s International Relations Office (DRI), the program brings together students and professors from various countries, and places UFJF as an interesting destination in Brazil, capable of offering seminars for professional development, study and research in periods of extracurricular activity. With a pioneering format in the country, the program offered 123 courses for all areas of knowledge, in six languages, in the three previous editions, with the presence of 54 foreign professors and 967 participants in total. The 2020 edition did not happen due to the pandemic. This year, the six areas will be divided into four blocks: Literature and Arts, Biological Sciences and Health, Humanities and Applied Social Sciences, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
With the edition being entirely online, the challenge will be to organize an event seeking to compensate for the absence of face-to-face interaction and focus on the positive points that the digital version offers, as evaluated by the dean of International Relations at UFJF, professor Anderson Bastos. “In addition, of course, to the possibility of participating in the event in complete safety, we expect broad participation from international students precisely because of the logistical and financial ease that an online event provides.”The duration of the event will also be affected by the remote mode. “We opted for a more compact version of Global July for 2021, held in two weeks and with shorter courses than usual,” explains Bastos. However, the director guarantees that the compact version will bring the same level of excellence in the content that will be offered.