Walker College students travel to Rio in advance of Olympic Games

Walker College of Business students recently embarked up on a short-term study abroad program to Brazil May 15-24.

The study abroad session, which enabled the students to visit the Amazon Jungle and Rio de Janeiro, occurred while the country was in the final stages of preparation for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or, as many refer to the games, the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The students, pictured from front left, counter clockwise, were communications major John Price, hospitality and tourism management major Jamie Linson, management major Alexandria Moxley, healthcare management major Jake Shore, MBA student Christopher Deal, and economics major Drew McCarty.  They are pictured with Myers & Chapman CEO Bob Webb, who traveled with the students.

The delegation was led by Martin Meznar, who serves as the Walker College's associate dean of international programs and who is, incidentally, Brazilian-born. The Walker College has been leading study abroad programs to Brazil regularly since Meznar joined the faculty at Appalachian.

"Our Brazil trips are popular with our more adventurous students," said Meznar. "There is a strong focus on sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon region, and, this year, the students engaged in meaningful conversation on environmental issues raised by preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games."

The Walker College places emphasis on international experiences and sustainable business practices, as well as entrepreneurial programs, and real-world applications with industry. Learn more about the college's mission or about international programs in the Walker College.

Walker College students travel to Rio in advance of Olympic Games
Published: Aug 11, 2016 1:19pm