BRAZIL: UNDERSTANDING ECONOMICS & BUSINESS IN BRAZIL WITH ECONOMICS
ECON 199 (3 credits for Undergraduate Students; 0 credits Graduate Students)
Students complete a capstone research project
An immersive course on economics and business enterprises in Brazil. Brazil has seen enormous economic growth over the last 20 years and presents a useful case study in economic development, entrepreneurship, and economic policy reforms. Throughout the course, students will investigate the relevance of institutions, political stability, and social norms in the functioning of markets, and success of individual business and industries. In Brazil, students will spend time in both Rio de Janiero and São Paulo, the country's economic capital and educational center, where they will meet Brazilian students, professors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. The summer trip will provide an additional experience traveling to the rain forest.
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Spring Break Trip: March 16 - 25, 2018 Application Period CLOSED
Summer Trip: May 14 - 27, 2018
Application (Due Feb. 15, 2018): https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1284309
Application Requirements: You will be asked to include general information, if you have a passport and country of origin for visa purposes, previous travel, language level (if any), your resume and transcript, a personal statement, and confirm that you understand you are representing this University and Department as part of the trip.
Requirements: Students should have at least a basic understanding of economics (micro and/or macro). Must have or be able to obtain a passport. Must be able to pay all fees related to the trip, and have additional funds to support costs not included in the fees. Students must apply for scholarships on their own to cover costs (leaders may be able to provide some assistance). Must present themself and the institution in a professional manner throughout the trip.