Category Archives: Study Abroad

Study Abroad in Brazil in Summer 2018

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

For more information, contact Walton Undergraduate Programs at 479-575-4622.

Study Abroad Experience Inspires Campaign Gift From Roberts Family

University of Arkansas alumni John and Tamara Roberts, along with their children — alumnus Connor Roberts and current student Blakely Roberts — have made a family gift through Campaign Arkansas to help support study abroad opportunities at the university. Continue reading Study Abroad Experience Inspires Campaign Gift From Roberts Family

Walton International Photo Contest Winners

Global Engagement photo winners
Global Engagement winners of the 2016 Instagram International Photo Contest.

The Global Engagement Office in the Sam M. Walton College of Business announces the winners of the first annual Instagram International Photo Contest. Students who studied or interned abroad in the past year submitted photos in five different categories:  #Cultures #LocalPeople #Places #Historic and #HogsAbroad.

The pictures were posted on the Walton Study Abroad Instagram page (@Walton_StudyAbroad) for students to vote on their favorite ones. The pictures with the most likes in each category were then judged by a panel of faculty members. The panel had the final vote on the photos in each category to determine the winners.

If you would like to see the winning photos in all five categories (1st – 3rd place and a few honorable mentions) the pictures are up on the wall outside of WCOB 343 or visit

Congratulations to our winners!

  • #Cultures: Wheeler Richardson, India, senior, marketing major
  • #LocalPeople: Emily English, Mozambique, junior, marketing major
  • #Places: Richard Wedding, Italy, sophomore, supply chain management major
  • #Historic: Meaghan Pulliam, Denmark, senior, marketing major
  • #HogsAbroad: Will Purdy, Vietnam, senior, management major

Students Experience Life-Changing Summer in Mozambique

Walton College students, along side U of A classmates from the the Honors College, the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, and the College of Engineering, spent their summer in Mozambique participating in a service learning project. While they taught the community about nutrition, poultry practices and business efficiencies, the community taught them as well.

Applying what they’ve learned in the classroom, had life-changing results.