UMD: A Globally Connected University

UMD-Winter: Brazil and Panama: Supply Chain Management Study Abroad (BMGT)

Panama City, Panama
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Rachel McCloud
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Our global economy relies on an ever expanding, complex and sophisticated network of industries and trading partners. The transportation sector has arguably the strongest influence on a nation’s ability to integrate to the world economic market. This course explores the impact, challenges and opportunities of the maritime industry in third world countries. Students will have the opportunity to visit two of the most important ocean ports in Latin America while learning international business best practices from local leading companies. This course is also an opportunity for students to expand their global mindsets by immersing themselves into the rich cultures of Panama and Brazil.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD and Non-UMD sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply.

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program director (listed in the Contacts tab) to discuss your interest in the program.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in the following three (3) credit UMD course:

  • BMGT478E: Supply Chain Management Study Abroad: Brazil and Panama

This course will satisfy a Supply Chain Management major requirement. The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

Students will stay in shared accommodations in hotels. 

All cost information represents costs for Winter 2024.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:

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*This program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship. Online applications will open in mid-August and are due Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 11:59pm PT.

Application Fee $25
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $700
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $55
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This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
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This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
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PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

Questions should be directed to Humberto Coronado or the Center for Global Business.

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • Embera Indigenous Community Visit
  • Santos Port Visit
  • Visit to coffee farm in Brazil
  • Panama City Tour
  • Sao Paulo City Tour
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2024 10/01/2023 10/11/2023 01/07/2024 01/18/2024