Adriana Rossiter Hofer, associate professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and director of the Walton College Global Engagement Office, will lead a three-week program during the summer of 2018 to Brazil where University of Arkansas students can learn about the country’s socio-economic, business and cultural environments.
From May 14 to June 4, the students will have the opportunity to spend time in Rio de Janeiro and Recife.
“Brazil is one of the largest economies in the world, and many of the companies who hire our students have a strong presence there, which means that they value the knowledge about that market,” Rossiter Hofer said. “Also, I am Brazilian so of course I absolutely love showing off my country and my people. I love sharing with students what it means to grow up and work in Brazil, showing my favorite sites, and introducing them to my favorite dishes. It is such a joy to see how my students fall in love with the country and many of them end up going back.”
Rio de Janeiro is in the most developed part of the country, and Recife is in the region with the fastest growing economy. Students will study the historical, cultural and economic differences between the two regions during field trips to businesses as well as to historical and cultural locations such as Christ the Redeemer, Porto de Galinhas Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain.
The program is open to all U of A students. Students can learn more information at hogsabroad.uark.edu
For more information, contact Walton Undergraduate Programs at 479-575-4622.