Brazil - Energy, Ecology & Environment/MBA 5020

Program Dates
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 to Saturday, May 25, 2024

Visit Rio de Janeiro and the magnificent Iguaçu Falls in an unforgettable program to Brazil this summer!  The 11 day program (May 14 to May 25), sponsored by the Walker College of Business, includes four 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 Paraguay to explore less known geological attractions. 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 concentration 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  Includes all air travel (domestic and international) all lodging, allowances for all meals, ground transportation and entrance fees. 

Additional Costs: $800.00 Includes summer tuition, personal expenses, passport, vaccinations, etc. 

Please note - Students are responsible for the total program cost upon submiting the application and deposit. Refunds are contingent upon meeting the minimum enrollment of the program. If a student decides to withdraw before departure, that student may be eligible for a refund if the program has met minimum enrollment and is therefore viable.

Non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted. Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance.

Payment Schedule


Payment Schedule





 Upon receipt of application

Remaining Balance Due  





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

To Apply

  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 your program leader with instructions to apply.
  3. Apply to the program following the instructions from the program leader
  4. Print, sign and drop off your application at the Office of International Education and Development at Plemmons Student Union (PSU), Suite 321 ( 3rd floor), 263 Locust Street Boone, NC 28608. Your application will be considered complete when you have submitted your digital application, paid the $300 deposit, and dropped off your printed and signed application. 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
MSADA Sustainability Concentration