Brazil: Supply Chain Management

Spring Break: March 8 - 19, 2018

Join the Wayne State University School of Business for a spring break study abroad adventure to Brazil! This trip will provide students an opportunity to see firsthand one of the most resource-rich countries in the world and increase the students' knowledge and appreciation of sustainability in global supply chains, Brazilian culture/history, and the Brazilian auto industry. In addition to two days traveling to and from Brazil, students will spend 11 days between Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Manaus.

In Rio de Janeiro, students will visit a logistics operation, a local university and see the iconic cultural sights of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado, all while staying in a beach-side hotel. (4 days)

In São Paul, known as Brazil's economic engine, students will visit a local university, numerous companies related to the Brazilian auto industry and will also visit Santos, the busiest sea port in South America. (4 days)

The trip's final stop is Manaus, a city built in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and one of the largest Free Trade Zones in South America. In addition to company visits in Manaus, students will also participate in a professionally-led jungle tour where students can witness firsthand one of Earth's most fragile and important natural resources. (3 days)

This study abroad trip will be led by Wayne State Mike Illitch School of Business Assistant Professor, Hugo Angelo De Campos, who is a dual USA/Brazil citizen and is fluent in Portuguese.


Program Cost: $3,690 excluding tuition. 

Costs Included:
Roundtrip airfare, accommodation, daily breakfast, group transfers, Amazon jungle tour, professional soccer game at Maracanã Stadium, four group dinners, international health insurance, and administrative/visa fees.

Payment Information: 
A deposit of $660 is due on November 17, 2017. The remaining balance is due in three equal payments of $1,010 on the following days: 

  • November 17, 2017
  • December 15, 2017
  • January 12, 2018


Additional Costs: Additional meals, personal expenses, passport processing fees, tuition.

The Office of Study Abroad and Global Programs reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or to make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.

In addition to program cost, students will pay current published fees to WSU for 3 credit hours at the appropriate level through the normal tuition payment process. Students with questions regarding the tuition and fee assessment rate may contact Registration and Scheduling at (313) 577-3541 or view:

Passport and Visa:
In order to travel to Brazil, you will need a passport which is valid for 6 months after your return date. Students will be provided with information about visas after acceptance into the program. 


Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Manaus, Brazil

Course work

Directed Study: SCM, MKT, or MGT (3 Credits)

Open to students of the MBA program and could count towards one of the three elective courses for the SCM MBA Concentration, the International Business Concentration, the Management Concentration or the Marketing Concentration. Students must talk to advisors to determine how the credit will work toward his/her degree.


2 Books of Required Readings
200 Words and Phrases in Portuguese

Faculty: Hugo DeCampos, Assistant Professor

Prerequisites and Eligibility:
Undergraduate and graduate Wayne State University School of Business students are eligible to participate as well students from other universities and colleges interested in receiving college level credits.

Selection of applicants is done on a rolling basis; students are evaluated and considered for admission throughout the academic year. You will be notified of your acceptance status by the Study Abroad Programs Office. If you wish to participate, you will be required to sign and return the Decision Form and Waiver and Release Statement to accept the terms of the program and secure your place.

Program Syllabus

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Submit an application (We are currently only accepting students to a wait-list)

What happens next?
After you submit your application, transcript, and $50 application fee, we will forward it to the program director (usually the professor leading the program) who makes the final admissions decision. Each program has a slightly different set of criteria. If anything else is required, someone will contact you. After we receive the decision, we will send you a letter informing you of the outcome. If you are admitted, you will have 2 weeks to accept your place and pay your non-refundable deposit.

All correspondence and acceptance will be made by our office via email. Be sure to list an email address that you regularly check on your application. It is your responsibility to make sure you are receiving pertinent documents. If you are worried that your email account is rejecting our email, please contact our office immediately.

For more information, please contact:

The Office of Study Abroad and Global Programs
Office: (313) 577-3207