Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Brazilian Agriculture and Manufacturing

Brazilian Agriculture & Industry

Explore the variety of agricultural and industries found in Brazil.  Tour farms and manufacturing facilities to learn about their processes first-hand.  Visit with industry professionals and gain insight into the future of Brazilian agriculture and industry.     

Location(s)  Sao Paulo, Botucatu, and Piracicaba, Brazil
Term   Spring 2023

Choice of (each 3 hrs):

  • INAG 361
  • BAT 300/600    
Class Sessions Macomb campus in-person class sessions first 8 weeks Spring 2023 in Knoblauch Hall.  Exact dates/times TBA
Travel Dates March 8-19, 2023
Housing   Hotels
Passport Required
Visa (for US citizens) Not required
GPA 2.5
Hours completed 12
Student Conduct Good status
Grad credit Yes
Non-WIU Yes
Student Year Sophmore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
Entry Requirements

Passport required - Must be valid until at least September 30, 2023.  For information on how to apply for or renew a passport, see Passports 101 .

Current passport processing times are 8-11 weeks.  Plan accordingly to avoid issues obtaining your visa, airine tickets, and other necessary items for travel.  Failure to receive your passport in time can lead to postponement of your program.


Visa required if not a US citizen. It is your responsibility to check the  Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago website for more information.  Visa cost not included in program cost. 

Health Insurance

You must have international health insurance for the time you are on your program.  Only two options are approved to meet this requirement:

Health Precautions

COVID-19 - You are REQUIRED to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this program.  Proof of vaccination required prior to acceptance of your deposit.

Walking/mobility/travel - Expect to walk 5-8 miles per day.  It is not consecutive but scheduled throughout the day, sometimes be over uneven terrain and up/down flights of stairs.  You will also be responsible for moving your own luggage.

Environmental - Highs in the low to mid-80s and lows in the upper 60s.  Excursions and some portions of the Course will be conducted outside, rain or shine.  Sun protection is strongly recommended. 

Dietary - Some meals are included in the program cost. Contact Kim McDaniel  if you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions. 

Vaccination - No vaccinations are required for entry into Brazil.  Up to date vaccination recommendations are available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website .

Accessibility -  Accessibility and accommodation are very different than that found in the United States.  Please contact the Disability Resource Center for questions on the availability of accommodations for your specific situation.

PLEASE NOTE   It is your responsibility to request accommodation from the DRC; faculty and staff are not legally permitted to inquire about such needs.  Requests should be made as early as possible so there's sufficient time to arrange accommodations in your location.

Costs & Dates

Estimated Cost* $3,800-$4,200 based on previous programs
Included in the program Round trip airfare from Chicago, in-country transportation, lodging (double/triple occupancy), entry fees to scheduled sites, some meals
Application Deadline October 31, 2022
Commitment fee
$75 due November 30, 2022
Non-refundable deposit $1,000 due December 1, 2022
Second payment
$1,000 due January 3, 2023
Final payment* Balance due January 31, 2023

* Costs subject to change based on student enrollment, exchange fluctuations and flight costs.

WIU reserves the right to adjust the cost or arrangements of this program due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond the University's control.  For details about this or individual withdrawals, see Cancellations and Withdrawals .

Important Dates

Passport copy deadline: January 2023.  Failure to meet this deadline will result in removal from the group flight and increased costs.

Pre-departure meeting: TBA during Spring 2023


Credit offered

INAG 361 - Option for Global Issues credit.  Counts as an upper-division elective for Ag majors/minors 

BAT 300 - Option for Gen Ed Multicultural Studies credit

BAT 600 - May count towards completion of Master's of Business Adminsitration  

Please check with your academic advisor for more information on how this Course fits your specific academic needs.

  • Compare and contrast agricultural and industrial processes between Brazil and the United States 
  • Discover the history and culture of Brazil  
  • Witness manufacturing and processing techinques during site visits to factories and farms

Class sessions

Active class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course.  Students are responsible for completing pre-departure assignments including readings and discussion participation, attendance and active participation during on-site visits, guest lectures and activities, and post-return assignments.  Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Kevin Bacon






Contact Us

Kim McDaniel
Study Abroad Advisor

Horrabin Room 8


Advising appointments

Dr. Kevin Bacon
Faculty leader

Knoblauch Room 309


Information Sessions

Meetings TBA, Fall 2022

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