DESTINATIONS: Brazil (Rio, Iguazu Falls), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Chile (Santiago), Peru (Lima, Machu Picchu), Panama (Panama City and the Panama Canal), and Costa Rica (San Jose)
This amazing program will bring students to Latin America, one of the world’s most dynamic and important regions. We will learn about business there by visiting companies and talking with managers who run them. In addition, you will visit the wonderful cultural sites of Latin America, such as Brazil’s massive Maracana stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games. In Buenos Aires, “The Paris of Latin America,” you will enjoy a dinner with a traditional tango show. We will also visit the amazing Machu Picchu of Peru, Rio De Janeiro’s Christ statue (Corcovado), the spectacular Iguazu Falls, the Panama Canal, and the beautiful Arenal volcano and beaches of Costa Rica.
Business visits (tentative): Google, Ford, Nestle, Telefonica (Brazil), Rio Tinto mines, American Chamber of Commerce (Chile), Kimberly Clark, Johnson & Johnson, HSBC, Arcor, world’s largest non-chocolate candy company (Argentina), Nike, Deloitte, MorganStanley (Peru), Proctor & Gamble, Caterpillar (Panama). Amazon, Wal-Mart, Intel (Costa Rica).
Cultural visits (tentative): Brazil: Iguazu Falls, Corcovado (Christ Statue), Maracana soccer stadium, Copacabana Beach; Argentina: Tango show, Recoleta (Evita’s grave), LaBoca (colorful neighborhood), Casa Rosada (presidential palace); Chile: Andes Mountains, San Cristóbal Hill, central market; Peru: Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima Basilica cathedral, Huaca Pucllana (giant adobe pyramid); Panama: Panama Canal, San Blas Islands, Panama Viejo (oldest European colonial site on Pacific coast); Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park and hot springs, ancient temple ruins, pristine beaches and rainforest.