The Power of Immersion: Doing Business in Brazil 2014

The UIC Liautaud MBA program offers students exciting opportunities to gain firsthand experience about foreign business systems and cultures with two unique study abroad options in Brazil and Europe. This summer, five students packed their bags and headed to Brazil for a thrilling adventure. Students studied alongside international business leaders, developed an understanding of another business and cultural environment, and sharpened their global business skills in an international market. Our students that participated in Doing Business in Brazil 2014 had an awesome experience, but don't take our word for it! Read on for a firsthand account of Doing Business in Brazil 2014.

"After being informed about the Doing Business in Brazil Study Abroad program available for Liautaud students, I knew that it was a unique opportunity that I would have to take. I applied for the program and while preparing for the trip, I became uneasy thinking of the long flight and the new atmosphere that I would have to adapt to. However, after continuously communicating with my fellow study abroad participants from various schools, I became more excited and reassured that I would have a great experience; and a great experience it was! While in Brazil, I completed an interesting course with about 24 unique individuals from various schools such as University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Duke University, University of Notre Dame, and of course University of Illinois at Chicago.  As I learned about Brazil’s culture, business organization, economy, infrastructure, and much more, I also viewed beautiful areas of Brazil like the Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro. Doing Business in Brazil was an incredible experience that allowed me to meet now life-long friends and learn about business internationally. I recommend this trip to all UIC Liautaud students because I believe it has truly enhanced my knowledge of business and, obviously, my resume. To add, why not receive 4 credit hours for an international two-week course?" - Ariana Taylor, MBA Candidate 2015






 Chicago MBA Students














Ariana Taylor at Cristo Redentor, Rio de Jeneiro














First day of class at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)






Company visit to Natura










A quick bite before class                         













First dinner in Brazil 










Ah! The View!!






A night of sushi!





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