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As the two largest economies and democracies in the western hemisphere, the United States and Brazil share one of the most important trade and economic relationships in the world. They also have a growing emphasis on educational partnerships. Therefore, this program is designed to expose students to Brazil’s vibrant culture, international trade, supply chain management and logistics, trades, and international business.
The journey will take place in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Participants will have the chance to engage with other Brazilians, explore businesses, and see both cultural sites and religious monuments. Day trips will explore Carnival, soccer, Christ the Redeemer, amazing foods, such as a barbeque, and much more!
Assess Brazil's economy to include legal, economic system, and religious values and beliefs.
Examine Brazil's transportation infrastructure and logistics for hosting the 2016 Olympics.
Examine the 3rd largest port in Brazil, including importing and exporting goods to increase international trade.
Develop intra-personal skills by engaging in cross cultural communication with Brazilian students from the Federal University.
Examine differences between US businesses and those in Brazil (particularly in trades, manufacturing, supply chain management, and international business).
Engage in meaningful conversations to build relationships and negotiations skills using Brazilian Portuguese language.
The study abroad experience aligns with NWTC Employability Skills; in particular, "value individual differences and abilities", and "demonstrate community and global accountability".
$3,500 - $3,800 is the estimated program cost, and includes:
Costs do not include: tuition (optional), some meals, personal spending money, and passport fees.
College of Business students: use this as your Career Experience
This study abroad experience will satisfy the Career Experience component in any College of Business associate degree program. Each academic program has criteria for assessment of learning; typically journaling and a portfolio presentation linking learning to the program outcomes.
Tech Hall students: use this as your 3 credit capstone, talk to your instructor
All credit opportunities are optional.
Summer 2021 (Actual Dates TBD)