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GDP:$1.314 trillion

GDP Growth Rate:5.4% (2008)

Explore Brazil, the world's tenth largest economy, and learn why this Latin American powerhouse is emerging on the global economic stage. By visiting vibrant business centers such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, you will see how Brazil's commitment to economic reform is combating the chronic inflation and economic stagnation that has plagued this nation for decades. Recognized more for its coffee and other agricultural exports, the Brazilian economy is diversifying and includes well developed service, mining, and manufacturing sectors. This recent economic growth has resulted in export surpluses, direct foreign investment, and unprecedented expansion of Brazilian corporations such as Vale, Natura, and Embraer. Brazil is also the world's largest exporter of Ethanol and has the world's first sustainable biofuels economy. Brazil's vibrant culture, natural beauty, and growing market welcome investors with warmth and unparalleled hospitality.

Featured Itinerary

Many seminars focus on "Doing Business in Brazil." These seminars survey Brazil's diverse business sectors by visiting a variety of companies focusing on Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. With Brazil making up the "B" in the economic acronym "BRIC" short for "Brazil, Russia, India, China" representing booming emerging economies, an opportunity to immerse oneself in the business economy as well as the unsurpassed natural beauty of the country side is the chance of a lifetime delivered to you from our travel seminars. As with all GLC Travel Seminars, the itinerary is fully customizable.

Sao Paulo: Days 1-5

Upon arrival in Brazil, students embark on a tour through Sao Paulo. A city nearly 20 million people, Sao Paulo is the engine to Brazil's economy. Students experience Brazil's vibrant culture and see vast contradiction in economic life.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Natura, Bovespa, Embraer, General Motors, Volkswagen, L'oreal, SEMCO, Galvasud, and many more.

Cultural Highlights: Football Museum, Morumbi Stadium, Embumarket, Banespa Skyscraper, Sao Paulo Cathedral, Ibirapuera park, Museo De Arte De Sao Paulo.

Rio de Janeiro: Days 6-10

Because culture defines how business is done, students spend their final day visiting Sugar Loaf, Corcovado Mountain's Christ Redeemer statue and a Samba School, where locals prepare for Carnaval.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Petrobras, Globo, Coca-Cola, BNDES, Vale, and many others.

Cultural Highlights: Sambodromo, Marcana Stadium, Samba School, Sugar loaf, Corcovado Mountain's Christ Redeemer Statue.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

"After our facility tour at Natura we readily understood why this company is viewed as the #1 employer by Brazilians."

      -Carolina Samudio, MBA          Student

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Seeing JetBlue aircraft in various phases of construction in Embraer's manufacturing hangar helped me realize that Brazilian companies already operate on the cutting edge of the global economy."

      -Bob Hixson, MBA Student