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Brazilians Shower 3 Times a Day

…just something to laugh at if you know my typical hygenic schedule.. : )

New Year, New Country

It’s official—only three days left before I head off to Brazil!! I am unbelievably excited, but incredibly nervous as well. The reason for my excitement is probably obvious; who wouldn’t love going to Brazil right now? But why am I nervous? Because this experience is so completely different from anything I’ve ever done before. And […]

Here Goes Nothin’…

As I am soon to travel to Brazil, I reflect on my preparedness and nerves about my upcoming adventure. Prior to coming home for the holidays, I spent the first 5 weeks of my 10-week Winter Term on campus, immersed  in Brazil studies. I participated in, and will continue during my travels, a history course, a […]


I’m so excited to see the art. Especially the street art, which is everywhere in Brazil. Look at this awesome picture : ) I’m also excited to take pictures with my polaroid camera… except I won’t be able to post them to the blog. Bummer.

Expectations for Brazil

Throughout the 4 completed weeks I have been attending my classes for Brazil and the seminar, my views and expectations on what to expect in Brazil have changed to some degree from those I had initially when the term began. In the seminar we have had guest speaker’s talk with us about how to respectfully […]


Bom dia a todos!! As I walked out of Old Main on Friday of last week, after my last class for the day, it was really surreal to think that it was the last time I would be walking on campus until March.  I know that I am going to miss my friends and family, […]


Hey Everybody, This is my first blog ever so bear with me, I’m really trying! But I cant believe it, only three more weeks to Brazil! It is becoming a little bit surreal. It’s already getting a little crazy trying to get everything together, including sunglasses, shoes, shirts, sunscreen, and we’ve been told to back […]

Done with preparation..

The first 5 weeks on campus was crazy. I chose to take only 2 classes in Brazil, Art and Political Science, which meant I had to take an on campus 5 week class to maintain full time status. Looking back, I’m so lost on where these past weeks went! I still feel so unprepared for […]