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Semester Courses With An Embedded Study Abroad Component

Expand your global mindset through an embedded study abroad course!

Embedded programs are full semester courses with a spring break study abroad component. Students will have class meetings before spring break, go abroad for their applied field component during spring break, then return to multiple class meetings before the end of the semester. Students earn 3-credits on embedded programs while participating in a dynamic and applied spring semester course. Currently we are not offering any embedded study abroad courses but an example course is listed below. Please check back for updates on future courses. 

Spring 2018

Brazil Embedded Course - A Comparative Study between U.S. Business and Business in Brazil (3 credits)

This course has been cancelled for Spring. Please check back for more updates on future Embedded Study Abroad Courses. 

Course Dates Travel dates: March 17-24, 2018
On-campus dates: 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16 (5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., VMH 2509)
Destinations Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Faculty Professors Susan White and Karen Hallows
Program Fee $3,090
Scholarships $600 Smith School Scholarships available for first-time study abroad experience.
Please visit the financing study abroad page for information.
Registration Registration for this course is closed.

This 3-credit course will explore business in Brazil from an economic and financial standpoint. Students will compare business in Brazil to business in the U.S., primarily through research on economic and financial factors. Experiencing the complexity of the culture and appreciating the beauty of the natural countryside is an integral part of having an understanding of Brazil, the largest and most populous country in South America.

Eligibility

The course is open to freshmen through seniors and all majors are welcome.

Study Abroad Component

Travel dates: March 17-24, 2018
Destinations: Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Students will travel to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro where they will meet with top government officials, senior executives and industry experts during visits to a variety of businesses in differing industries, U.S. companies doing business in Brazil, local and global Brazilian companies and financial institutions. These visits will provide students with a better understanding of market entry strategies, government procedures, business practices and specific business opportunities in Brazil. Students will gain skills that are transferable to doing business in a variety of locations around the world. Substantive presentations in Brazil will give students an understanding of differing views on topics such as international financial arrangements, trade policies, taxation and government spending policies, government subsidies, and demographic and labor market issues including immigration.

To enhance the immersion experience, there is a planned visit to Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio, one of the 7 new wonders of the world and a tour of Sao Paolo, among other experiential opportunities.

Registration Instructions and Credit Structure

Registration for the course is closed.

Credit structure - Please note that once your application is approved, you will be manually registered for the course. You will earn 1 credit for the on-campus portion and 2 credits for the study abroad portion (3 credits total). The credits will appear on your transcript as two separate courses:

  • BMGT448P (2 credits abroad) 
  • BMGT448U (1 credit on-campus)

All 3 credits count toward Finance major requirements.

Questions?

Contact Greg Rafal, Undergraduate Program Manager, at grafal@rhsmith.umd.edu.