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Department of International Trade and Marketing (ITM)

IN492 International Trade Practicum: Brazil
January 3-20, 2014

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Earn 3 credits in Brazil next winter
Brazil - January 3 -20, 2014

Experience Brazil's international trade, history, fashion, culture, arts, and people in this unique class trip . We will visit historical sites, fashion companies, agencies, museums, art galleries, etc. Program fee is $3,300**, plus Brazil's visa fee***, and 3-credit tuition. Trip fee includes: airfare, double-room, continental breakfast, and three group sightseeing tours. See estimated of total cost below.

* Ending date might be shortened to keep trip fee as announced
** This fee is an estimate based on 2013 costs
*** Brazil's tourist visa fee for US citizens is $140

Download: Flyer (pdf) Pre-Application (Word)


PROGRAM CALENDAR (Tentative)

March - Sept. 14: Submit Pre-Application as early as possible and send email to Professor Patrick Yanez to a schedule pre-application conference.

April: Meet with Professor Yanez to finalize selection of Practicum project.

May: Ensure passport is valid through 2014.

Summer: Conduct readings and research on selected Practicum project.

July: If your Pre-Application is approved, submit online Application to FIT's Office of International Programs (OIP). Instructions to follow.

September: Meet with Professor Yanez to discuss progress on Practicum project.
Ask personal physician if any vaccine is needed for Brazil.

October: First pre-departure orientation session. Date to be announced.

November: Second pre-departure orientation session. Date to be announced. Register for Practicum class. Get visa.

December: Third pre-departure orientation session. Date to be announced.

January 3: Tentative departure date, to be confirmed in November.

January 20: Tentative return date, to be confirmed in November.


FIT's Office of International Programs (OIP)

Travel arrangements for this course are handled by OIP, located in room B-119. All questions about flights, hotel accommodations should be addressed to this office.
Website


PROGRAM FEES:

Program fee is $3,300** plus 3-credit tuition. Trip fee includes: airfare, double-room, continental breakfast, and three group sightseeing tours.

PAYMENT DEADLINES:

Upon Approval
Upon approval of the pre-application, students should pay a total of $260 ($200 Deposit+ $60 OIP Application Fee).
Oct.1 1/3 of balance due
NYS residents: $1,255
Out-of-State: $1,658
Oct. 29
1/3 ofbalance due
NYS residents: $1,255
Out-of-State: $1,658
Nov.26
1/3 ofbalance due
NYS residents: $1,255
Out-of-State: $1,658

Note:Since FIT forwards these monies to the selected travel agency to reserve airfare and hotel at group rates, these payments are non-refundable. No exceptions.

VISAS
Brazil's tourist visa for US citizens is $140. In October FIT's Office of International Programs will provide instructions on how to get visas for this field trip.


ABOUT Brazil:

Brazil in Wikipedia

TripAdvisor: Brazil

Portal Brazil

National Geographic Guide to Brazil

US State Department Travel Advisory for Brazil


For additional information, please contact Prof. Patrick Yanez at
Patrick_Yanez@FITnyc.edu

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