Global Practicum - Latin America

This course offers students an opportunity to focus on the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic business environment within an innovative and flexible framework that combines traditional classroom-based learning with structured, rigorous in-country experiential learning. The pragmatic aspects of doing business abroad, such as cultural differences, resource availability, legal and economic framework, technology, and marketing issues, are explored through classroom discussion, in-country company and government site visits, lectures from Latin American educators and business leaders, and consulting project client interaction. Effective communication and ethical decision making under the umbrella of the global challenge are addressed.

“The Global Practica Latin America course allowed me to work on a real business problem for a company located in Brazil.  I was able to provide meaningful recommendations to help improve their business.  I visited with leading business organizations in Brazil to gain a better understanding of what made them successful in their respective markets.  This class provided me with the experience and confidence to succeed in the global marketplace.  I would recommend this program to anyone who is thinking about pursuing a career in international business.”

Timir Patel, Class of 2013

Internal Audit Manager, The Warranty Group


5842 GLOBAL PRACTICUM: Latin America

Must complete registration by October 1, 2013 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Trip Details: Depart Sunday 1/26/14 - Return Saturday 2/8/14
Term: Winter 2
Country 1: Sao Paulo, Brazil – Latin America
Country 2: Santiago, Chile – Latin America

(1st class) Tuesday, January 7, 2014
(2nd class) Tuesday, January 14, 2014
(3rd class) Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (final debrief)


The Global Practicum Program Costs:

LFGSM Standard Course Tuition:

$3,226 ($3,156 Tuition + $50 technology fee + $20 materials fee)

Supplemental Initial travel fee:



$2,300 (International flight + Intra flight)

Visa / Country entry fees:

$160 Chile / $280   Brazil

 Please register with the LFGSM Registrar, by clicking on a link below to set an appointment.

Click here to set up an appointment with Chris Perlstrom, Registrar
Click here to set up an appointment with Diana Booth, Assistant Registrar

Please note:

  • A Global Practica course can also be substituted for another course in any Specialization
  • To fulfill the requirements of a Hotchkiss Scholar, you must participate in 5847 Global Base Camp, or Dean Waiver.
  • To complete registration you must (1) register with our LFGSM Registrar’s office
  • You must (2) complete the WorldStrides Travel Partner Online Registration (OLR) tool