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South America Study Trip

Introduction and Goal

One of the chief highlights of the Ivey experience is the South America Study Trip. The objective of this for-credit elective is to enable students to learn in a direct and immediate way how business in South America is conducted. Students will have the opportunity to visit Peru, Brazil and Chile’s main cultural and commercial centres, including Lima, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago.

The trip complements the more traditional classroom activities of the Ivey MBA through a fun and enriching experiential program. Included in the itinerary are site visits to companies (both multinational and local) and networking meetings with Ivey alumni in these cities. Ultimately, students take away a more intimate understanding of the important economic, political, and social issues facing Peru, Brazil and Chile today; gain firsthand knowledge of what it takes to operate successfully in these three rapidly developing economies; and develop awareness of emerging business opportunities in the region.Upon this educational foundation, students also build lasting memories with their classmates through shared adventures and exploration.

For more information please contact trip senators (2015):

Jose Diaz Fernanz (
Saifur Rahman (
Sunali Sandal (