Winter Break in Brazil - Aviation Studies

Program Information

Spend part of your winter break in sunny Brazil! On the Brazil: Business in Aviation program, students will have an up-close view of the rapidly growing Brazilian aviation industry including many opportunities to learn about the field form current industry professionals.

While visiting Rio de Janeiro, the most visited city in the southern hemisphere, students will tour the famous Tijuca Forest on the way to see Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. The group will also travel to Sao Paulo, a hub for Azul Airlines, for a visit to the National Civil Aviation Authority and Civil Aeronautic School of Brazil.

Real World Experience - Students will have to opportunity to tour Embraer, one of the fastest growing global aircraft manufactures in the aviation industry. Students gain hands-on experience by completing a real world consulting project for Embraer. 

Highlights and Excursions

  • Visit both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in one week!
  • Hands-on experience with current aviation industry professionals
  • Visit local sites and museums 
  • Complete your Tier III requirement in a few days!
  • Combination of classroom and experience-based learning
  • Ohio University faculty will teach you about this up and coming leader in aerospace technology! 


  • Shared hotel rooms with breakfast daily


AVN 4800 Business in Aviation: Operations, Marketing and Management

This 3 credit course fulfills the Tier III requirement. Students will gain a deeper understanding of business aviation and have the opportunity to observe real world issues and consider solutions to problems that corporations face in daily operations. This course is certified through the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and students can earn accreditation hours toward the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program.


Campus Setting


Average Course Load

1 course (3 US credits)

GPA Requirement

Language of Instruction


Program Dates

Winter Break 2013:

Departure: January 2 
Program ends: January 11

Program Fee

$2,275* + Ohio University Tuition*

*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.


  • Tuition
  • Housing and breakfast daily
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • In country transportation
  • All program related activities

Eligibility and Selection

    This program is open to all students in good standing. Students on probation at the start of the study abroad program will not be allowed to participate; there is an appeal process for those with B-level violations. Click Here to read the entire judicial policy.

How to Apply

  •  You will need the following:
    • Fill out the Ohio University Application and follow all instructions on the Apply page.
    • Pay a $500 deposit to the Bursar's Office at Ohio University after you have been nominated.
    • Accept your nomination through the OEA online application system.
  • For Questions Please Contact:

    Bryan Branham
    Program Director
    Aviation Department


    Kari Beall
    Office of Education Abroad
    (740) 597-9033 

    Entry and Exit Requirements

    U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now. Some countries requires a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and Exit requirements for this country can be found Here.

    U.S Citizens may need a visa or other documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations prior to applying to a progam. Information for NON-US Citizens can be found Here.

    Requesting Accommodation for Disabilities

    If you plan to participate on an Ohio University sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accomodations, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accomodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow suffucient time to determine what accomodations may be made for this program.

    Health and Safety

    Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recomendations of the Center for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familarize yourself with these recomendations and requirements prior to applying to a program. Refer to the State Department for information related to safety and security at this destination.