Brazil - Energy, Ecology, and Environment

Program Dates
Monday, May 10, 2021 to Saturday, May 22, 2021

Visit Rio de Janeiro and the magnificent Iguaçu Falls in an unforgettable program to Brazil this summer! The 12 day program, sponsored by the Walker College of Business, includes four nights at Iguaçu Falls (one of the 7 wonders of the modern world) and six nights in Rio de Janeiro. The program focuses on renewable energy in Brazil and includes visits to the Itaipu dam and hydroelectric plant, as well as to Brazil’s only nuclear power plant in Angra dos Reis. There will be a side trip into Argentina for geology enthusiasts as we will visit mines in the city of Wanda, which extract Imperial geodes.


BUS 4055 – Brazil - Energy, Ecology and the Environment – 3 credit hours  Prereqs: 84 earned hours. Juniors may participate with permission of the instructor.
MBA 5020 – International Seminar on Brazil – 3 credit hours

Credits (3 credit hours)

BUS 4055 - This course counts as an IB elective (major, approved, required or other), HOS elective, Sustainable Business minor elective, an ENT experiential elective for the Advanced Entrepreneurship Minor,  a COB elective or upper level elective and 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. 




Dr. Martin Meznar
Associate Dean, Global & Civic Engagement
Walker 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
All faculty-led programs fulfill the Global Issues Requirement and can fulfill a COB elective or free elective. Be sure to speak with your academic advisor to see how a specific faculty-led program will fit into your program of study.
International Business
MBA 5020 
MBA International Business Concentration
MBA Sustainable Business Concentration
Sustainable Business