Brazil - Business Society & Sustainability in Brazil

Program Dates
Monday, May 14, 2018 to Thursday, May 24, 2018

This course incorporates class sessions on campus as well as classes during the summer in Brazil.  The purpose of the course is to allow ASU students to observe first-hand business practices in Brazil and evaluate their social context and environmental impact – with a special emphasis on sustainability oriented activities. Further, students will observe and evaluate the impact of globalization on the Brazilian economy.

We will have several class meetings discussing Brazilian geography, economy and society during the spring, prior to departure. The first leg of the trip will be from Charlotte to Manaus. We will spend the first four days in Manaus (in the heart of the Amazon jungle), followed by three days at a jungle lodge.  We will visit research institutes, a jungle hydroelectric plant, local commercial enterprises and indigenous villages along the river.  After our time in the Amazon, we will travel to Rio de Janeiro to evaluate the impact on the city from having hosted the 2016 summer olympics. You can access the application and find more information on OIED's Online Program Brochure.


  • MBA 5020 International Seminar in Brazil – 3 credits


  • BUS 3055 Business, Society & Sustainability in Brazil - 3 credits



  • BUS 3055  -This 3 semester hour course can fulfill a COB upper-level or free elective, an International Business Major or Approved elective, an International Business minor Required  or Other elective and/or a Hospitality elective. This program also fulfills the Global Issues requirement.
  • MBA 5020 - This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration.


3000-level Pre-reqs: 54 earned hours and good academic standing. Students who do not have the minimum hour requirement cannot take this course at the 3000-level and should inform the program leader of this situation before applying.


Billable Program Cost: $3650 - Includes: In-country Program Transportation, Lodging, International Health and Evacuation Insurance, Program Events, Most Meals, and CCS Administrative Fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $400.00 - Estimated costs include but are not limited to: Immunizations, Personal Expenses, Visas, and Some Meals.

Program Leaders

Dr. Martin Meznar
College of Business

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Appalachian undergraduates
Undergraduate business majors
MBA students
Appalachian graduate students
Appalachian alumni