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American Academy, Brazil
Curitiba, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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2019 Study Abroad at the American Academy – Curitiba, Brazil:
BUS 30234 - International Business; Pre-requisites: ECON 22060 and ECON 22061 

3 credit hours / 3 weeks (6/8/19 – 6/29/19)


Study International Business in Curitiba, Brazil! You will earn 3-credit hours for three weeks of classes Mon-Fri, 9AM-2:45PM with a break for lunch. The course will be taught by a Kent State professor from the College of Business, and you will study alongside Brazilian students who are enrolled in the American Academy, our dual-enrollment program with our partner university PUCPR (Catholic University of Paraná).

The program will include two field trips – these may vary based on availability, but often include activities such as a soccer game, a day-trip to a nearby historic town, or scenic train ride to the coast.

Curitiba is the capital of the state of Paraná, located in southern Brazil. The city is surrounded by mountains, and is focused heavily on promoting sustainability through various green initiatives. This focus can be seen throughout the city by visiting the various parks and recreation attractions which celebrate Brazilian vegetation and scenery.  Brazil has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, fostering a unique urban environment, as well as interesting ecosystems ranging from tropical rainforests (the Amazon) to mountain ranges to beaches.  An important fact to remember: the official language of Brazil is Portuguese (not Spanish!).

PROGRAM FEE: $1200.00

  • Study Abroad application fee (covered by OGE for this program only)
  • Housing in a furnished studio apt. with kitchen, in the best neighborhood in Curitiba
  • Health insurance coverage for three weeks 6/8/19 – 6/29/19
  • Two excursions/field trips (sports/cultural)
  • Normal tuition & fees for 3-credit hrs - will vary depending on intake date; see for more details
  • Required textbook (order online) - $65
  • RT flight to Curitiba Brazil – approximately $1800
  • Brazilian eVisa - $44.24
  • Local transportation – approximately $100
  • Meals – approximately $300


Tuition and fees will be paid to the KSU Bursar via your student account in Flashline. Program Fee payments are to be made to the Office of Global Education via CASHNET - a payment link will be sent to you upon acceptance of your application. Payment of the Program Fee is due in full by May 17, 2019.  All other above items not included in the Program Fee are to be paid on your own. 

PLEASE NOTE: This itemization does not account for financial aid and scholarships. To learn more about using your financial aid for study abroad, visit In the event that circumstances beyond our control impose modifications, students with active files will be notified of payments/refunds due.


The Office of Global Education will assist you with selecting flights and applying for the visa once your application is accepted.  Please plan to arrive Curitiba on June 8, and depart June 29.  You will fly into Afonso Pena International Airport - Curitiba (CWB), and you will be met on arrival at the airport by personnel from our partner university, PUCPR.


You will be housed in a fully-furnished studio apartment with kitchenette.  The following is the apartment-hotel that is normally reserved for KSU students and faculty (subject to availability at the time of your acceptance to the program):
Valentini di Lucca apartment-hotel
Rua Francisco Rocha, 500 – Batel
Curitiba, PR 80420-130
The apartment is fully furnished, and includes:
Weekly housekeeping service
Free WiFi
Cable TV
Air Conditioning/Heater
Washing machine and dryer
Towels and bed linens
Hair dryer, bathroom amenities (like a hotel would provide)
Located in the best neighborhood of Curitiba, Batel, the apartment is a short walk to many restaurants, and two blocks from the Curitiba Mall, Crystal Mall, and several supermarkets.  There is a daily breakfast buffet in the dining area on the ground floor of the apartment building, but this is not included in our rental contract; you may purchase these meals on your own via a separate bill. There is also a nearby café in walking distance, and the building where your class will be held also has a café on-site.

Leslie Bowser
Sr. Global Programs Advisor, Office of Global Education; 330-672-7986


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This program is currently not accepting applications.