International Experience Brazil 2012 focused on the success of bio-fuel technology, research, manufacturing, and distribution in Brazil.
The students and faculty visited: UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP) and four national laboratories which specialized in nanotechnology, synchrotron, bio-ethanol fuel, and molecular biology, and touring bio-fuel processing companies.
In this program, the students were taught jointly by UNICAMP and WUStL professors. In addition to learning about biotechnology, aerosol applications, nanotechnology, research and development in sugar can ethanol sector, biomass pyrolysis, metabolic engineering, bio-process engineering, electro-chemical systems, environmental health, and risk assessment; students were able to study Portuguese and take Samba dance lessons. They also participated in soccer and other cultural activities with UNICAMP students.