Graduate Business

2014 Brazil - Comprehensive Business and Cultural Program (6 Credit Hours)Sao Paulo Brazil


Iguacu Falls, Sao Paula, Sao Jose dos Campos,

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Travel Dates

October 3 - 13, 2014

Class Meeting Dates

August 28, September 8, 18, October 2, November 6, 20

Project Meeting Dates

September 11, 25 and October 30


  • Application Fee: $130.00
  • Travel Cost: $3995.00
  • Six credit hour tuition: $3090.00

Total Cost




For graduate business students desiring a more comprehensive international studies experience, the Brazil Business and Cultural program will meet their needs. Over a 13 week period, beginning in Fall 2014, students will receive in-depth cultural and business knowledge by experienced leaders who have worked and lived in Brazil. The class will include project team work with Fortune 500 global companies, where the students will be given a project that requires them to present to senior leadership in Brazil during their study abroad. Students will travel to Iguacu Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and visit companies such as Procter & Gamble, Mars, Walmart, Rockwell-Collins, and the 3rd largest airplane manufacturer in the world, Embraer. The trip will end in Rio de Janeiro, where students will be exposed to extensive Brazil culture, including visiting a favela with a typical size home visit to understand how the local Brazilian people live, shop, eat, and work in their country.  Students will also visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue (New 7 Wonder of the World), Sugar Loaf Mountain, site of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the world famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

Specifically, students will research, prepare and deliver a project with presentation to a the Brazil executive team for a Fortune 500 global company.  Students will also have the opportunity to walk through retail stores, manufacturing plants, and research facilities, while gaining historical and operational perspective. This 11 day trip will end with a greater understanding on how Christianity has evolved in Brazil, including the life of missionaries in Brazil. The Brazil Comprehensive Business and Culture Program consists of pre and post trip classes, course work, research, and team project meetings as well as a travel experience. Visit the JBU Graduate Business blog to see more about the trip in October, 2014.



Cost includes:

  • Airfare and travel VISA to Brazil
  • Lodging in Brazil
  • All meals
  • Tuition for six hours of academic credit
  • All transportation in Brazil
  • Admissions fees
  • Travel insurance

Trip Highlights

  • Headquarter and store visits with Walmart, Brazil
  • Rockwell-Collins avionics visit
  • Headquarter visit with Procter & Gamble
  • Headquarter and research facility visit with MARS
  • Embraer Plant visit
  • Opportunities for cultural immersion, including Rio de Janeiro
  • Visits to multiple cultural attractions including two Wonders of the World (natural/man made) - Iguassu Falls and Christ the Redeemer Statue

Course Offered

BUS 8266 05: Brazil Studies Program

Team Size: 14 students (maximum)
Professors: Tom Verdery

Deadline to Submit Application

(Pre-enrollment interview with Professor will be required.)

January 31, 2014

Download Application

For More Information, Contact:

Tom Verdery or Gail Edwards
Graduate Business at John Brown University,