Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm not from any Nordic country and I really want to go to college in Iceland, the thing is I live in Brazil and my school system is very different from Iceland's. I've read about applications everywhere and I still have doubts about it, like, should I start college here and then go there or can I go straight from here to there? That if, of course, they accept me. If you can't help me with the info, thanks for reading this anyway. You're doing a great job with your blog, one of my favorites!
É claro que tem jeito para Brasileiros vir estudar aqui!
You have two main choices, you can go as an exchange student or you can enroll completely in Iceland.
If you are ready for college and want to become an exchange student, then I think your Brazilian university would have to organize it.
If you are 18 or younger, then you can very easily come over as an exchange student through AFS or Rotary.
To enroll full time you need to make sure you are eligible study wise. The school system is a bit different from Brazil. You can see a good overview of it on Wikipedia. I think in your case you would have to have finished Ensino Médio in Brazil to qualify. Also since, we have lots of choices during our Menntaskóli years (comparable to Ensino Médio), not everybody has had the same courses. This means that each university program will have its own requirements. They may require a minimum number of courses in math etc.
I don’t think I can help you much more specifically than that other than point you to the University of Iceland’s foreign student portal. You can also just email them and explain your situation. I’m sure they are helpful.
Finally: Tenho certeza que você vai gostar tanto de estudar na Islândia como eu gostei de estudar no Brasil.