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  • Locations: Recife, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/14/2018 06/04/2018
NOTE: EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ADVISED. We retain the right to close applications before the published deadline above if all spots are filled. Program start and end dates are subject to slight change. (Important note on program dates: This program requires on-campus coursework that is scheduled to begin in March prior to departure.)

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Sarah Malloy Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Minimum GPA:
2.5 Program Type: U of A Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: 0 none
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: U of A Credit
Open to non-U of A students?: No Credit Hours Available: 6 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Business (Economics), Business (General), Business (Supply Chain Mgmt) Program Duration: 3 weeks
Open to Graduate Students?: Yes
Program Description:

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HOW TO APPLY
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
ELIGIBILITY
ACADEMICS & COURSES
ACCOMMODATIONS & EXCURSIONS
ESTIMATED COSTS
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
CONTACT US
WHAT FORMER STUDENTS HAVE SAID
 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will open in late-September for the Summer 2018 term.

Once applications open, click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. When your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal.

If you don't yet have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application today.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program is expected to run again in Summer 2018.
 
This course will familiarize students with the socio-economic, business, and cultural environments in Brazil. The objective is that upon completion students will be informed and conversant in the key issues in the Brazilian/American economic, business, and cultural relationship. Instruction is in English and will include both classroom and extramural activities. The course will be guided by U of A faculty with guest lecturers from the business, academic, and political communities. The program will also incubate networking opportunities with the academic and business communities. Field trips will include visits to business enterprises, cultural attractions, and an excursion to Recife. The program includes a 9-hour preparatory meeting at WCOB, giving students a background in Brazil's current business, political, and cultural environments as well as some basic communication in Portuguese. The course is targeted to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Listen to students Stefan Trim and Eric Ableitner discuss their study abroad trip to Brazil!
 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must:
 
Students must have completed the WCOB pre-business core by the beginning of the program abroad
Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5* or better at the time of application.
 
*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.
Students will be selected based on academic progress (order of preference will be graduate students, seniors, juniors), the merits of their application, and GPA.
Actively participate in ALL group meetings held throughout the spring as part of the preparation for the program
Students must display an academic record demonstrating maturity in an interview with the faculty trip leader
 

ACADEMICS & COURSES

Program Duration:  Three preparatory meetings in April + travel dates 

Credit Hours:  Six (6) credit hours

Transcript Issued By: University of Arkansas

Courses Offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels
                  WCOB 330V (6 credits; UGRD)
                  ECON 636V (3-6 credits; GRAD) 

International Business Issues and Economic Perspectives: Brazil and the US
This course will familiarize students with the socio-economic, business, and cultural environments in Brazil.  The objective is that upon completion students will be informed and conversant in the key issues in the Brazilian/American economic, business, and cultural relationship. Courses will be taught in English and do not require any prior study of Portuguese. 

Instruction will include both classroom and extramural activities. The course will be guided by U of A faculty with guest lecturers from the business, academic, and political community.  The course will also emphasize incubating networking opportunities with the academic and business communities. 

The program includes a preparatory course during the spring semester at WCOB, giving students a background in Brazil’s history, as well as current business, political, and cultural environments and some basic communication in Portuguese.

READINGS: Primary reading assignments will be available online and distributed electronically. Additional reading material and references will be provided.

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RESOURCES: http://www.brazilianportuguesepod.com/index.php (free podcast lessons)
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Participants will stay in suitable hotels in excellent locations in Rio de Janeiro and Recife.
 

EXCURSIONS

Students will have the opportunity to go on visits to business enterprises and cultural attractions in Rio de Janeiro and Recife.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.

In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully:

U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website.
 
This list is not comprehensive.
 

CONTACT US

For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.


For additional information about courses or program content, contact:

Adriana Rossiter-Hofer
Department of Supply Chain Management
WCOB 475B
479-575-6228
ahofer@walton.uark.edu

 

WHAT FORMER STUDENTS HAVE SAID

Check out our quick info sheet to see what former students have said about their cultural experiences, out of pocket expenses and budgeting, packing, and technology abroad! 
WCOB Brazil_info sheet.pdf

"This trip was an experience like no other I have ever gad in my life. Brazil culture is amazing and hard not to fall in love with!"

"I got an understanding of foreign business and culture that I could not have gotten at home."

INDEPENDENT STUDENT BLOGS

Ryan Backs, summer 2015
Kathleen Wilson, summer 2015