Brazil - Energy, Ecology & Environment

Program Dates
Monday, May 15, 2023 to Saturday, May 27, 2023

Visit Rio de Janeiro and the magnificent Iguaçu Falls in an unforgettable program to Brazil this summer!  The 12 day program (May 15 to May 27), sponsored by the Walker College of Business, includes five nights at Iguaçu Falls (one of the 7 wonders of the modern world) and five 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 a visit 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 Wanda, which extract Imperial geodes.Please contact the program leader to be placed on their interest list.


BUS 4055-101 – Brazil - Energy, Ecology and the Environment – 3 credit hours  Prereqs: 84 earned hours 
MBA 5020-101 – International Seminar on Brazil – 3 credit hours
MBA 5020-375 – 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), Sustainable Business minor or major elective, 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. 


$3,900.00(estimate)  Includes all air travel (domestic and international) all lodging, allowances for all meals, ground transportation and entrance fees. (This price is an estimate and may change due to COVID-19 protocols.) Additional Costs: $800.00 Includes summer tuition, personal expenses, passport, vaccinations, etc. 


Dr. Martin Meznar
Associate Dean, Global & Civic Engagement
Walker College of Business

Application Process

  1. In order to apply for this program, you will need to contact one of the program leaders and provide your Banner ID and email address. Program leaders may request additional information or a meeting to discuss the details of the program and your interest.
  2. When permission to apply for the program is granted, you will receive an email from the Office of International Education and Development with a link to the application and further instructions.
  3. Your application will be considered complete when you have submitted it and paid the $300 deposit fee. The fee cannot be paid until it appears on your student account. Please note that it may take 2–3 business days for it to post to your account. You will receive an email with Instructions for paying the deposit fee. Instructions can also be found in the application.
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
Sustainable Business