Bailey Fairchild is a junior management major from Lincoln, Nebraska. She is visiting Brazil for three weeks
exploring southern Brazil while experiencing the cultural and business aspects of the country.
Along with her classmates they will also visit two local universities – Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS).
Note: Many scholarships are available for this "priority" country, including the Global Gateway and Early Abroad (freshman/sophomore) Scholarships.
The program includes an overview of sports marketing in Brazil during a 3-week summer study
abroad program in Florianopolis, Brazil. Students will participate in classroom lectures, business
visits, cultural activities, visiting local sites, and connecting with local students. The program
is led by CBA Professor Chad Mardesen.
Highlights of the Program Include:
Students will take MRKT 428 or BSAD 491 (3 credit hours) through UNL for the sports marketing
and cultural aspects of the program. Attendance at pre-departure meetings, orientation
sessions, and events/activities is required. Completion of all readings and
assignments stated in the course syllabus will be required to gain full course
credit. Some course assignments will be required before and after the abroad
portion of the program. Students should meet with an Academic Advisor within
their major to discuss how this course can apply to his/her degree.
Any UNL undergraduate student in good academic standing with at least a 2.5 GPA
is eligible to apply. Apply online by February 1, 2016
Numerous scholarships are offered for study abroad programs. Check with the
UNL Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to see if your current scholarships
can be applied or if there are others available, (402) 472-2030, Canfield 17.
Students should also consider applying for scholarships through the UNL Education
Abroad Office at: educationabroad.unl.edu.
Student can apply for all CBA Study
Abroad Scholarships through the UNL Education Abroad Basic Application.
This program is a Faculty-Led Program. Courses are developed, taught,
and led by University of Nebraska faculty member(s). Register for and
receive UNL course credits and grades just like an on-campus course.
CBA Students should discuss general academic information about the
program with a CBA Academic Advisor in CBA 114. Non-business majors
will want to discuss how the credit will count for their degree with
an Academic Advisor in their major.
Studying abroad through the Brazil Program can be more financially
attainable than most think. Due to being sponsored by the University
of Nebraska, students’ program fee is already lower than if not
sponsored by the University. There are also many scholarships that
range from $500 to $1,500 available for this program through the CBA and UNL.
Federal Financial Aid and many UNL scholarships may be used toward
studying abroad through the UNL Sponsored: Brazil. Students planning
to use Federal Financial Aid or want to know whether their current
scholarships/aid can be applied to studying abroad should speak with
a Study Abroad Financial Aid Counselor in the UNL Office of Scholarships
and Financial Aid in Canfield 17, (402) 472-2030. Scholarship
opportunities can be found on the internet, through Education Abroad,
or through CBA (for CBA students) by completing the Scholarships and
Financial Aid general application available on MyRed from November 1
through February 1.
All students are required to have a passport and visa for international travel
to Brazil. For U.S. citizens, the Education Abroad Office will assist you in
obtaining your Brazilian visa. Visas cannot be obtained at the airport, and
immigration authorities will refuse entry into Brazil to anyone not possessing
a valid visa. The U.S. government cannot assist you if you arrive in Brazil
without proper documentation.
Participants may be able to purchase or rent cell phones that are
internationally capable; students should check with their current cell
phone provider regarding internationally calling capability and current
rates. Students may also call home through use of an international phone
card purchased in the US or at a convenience store. Students can also make
calls from one computer to another at no cost using a program called Skype.
In order to do this, both the caller and the receiver must have the Skype
software which can be downloaded for free. Additionally, students may pay
by the minute to call from a computer to a regular telephone line for a
very low rate. In order to use Skype, a headset with microphone is required.
These may be purchased in the U.S. at major retail stores or at select
stores in Brazil.
Studying abroad is quite possibly one of the most important things you can do as an
undergrad. Besides being incredibly fun, the humility, responsibility and resourcefulness
you develop are wonderful traits you'll carry with you throughout the rest of your life.
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