“A Summer in Brazil” – by Maria Soto

This summer I had the opportunity to study Portuguese at the university Fudaҫao Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in Brazil, located in the giant city of São Paulo. There I studied the language and its culture. It was a marvelous experience where I had the privilege of learning inside and outside of the classroom. It was an enriching experience academically and personally. I met people from around the world, including people from Germany, Mexico, Italy, Colombia, Venezuela and Syria. Thanks to this interaction I learned about aspects of other cultures as well as politics. It was an exciting challenge to live outside my home country where another language is spoken and to be able to communicate and explore the city.  Throughout the program, I was able to connect with the people I met and lived with; explore the city and see parks, museums, and theater; experience many kinds of art, including in the streets; and see beautiful places like Rio de Janeiro, where I visited the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. This is only a short summary of everything I experienced during my time in Brazil. I’m confident that this experience will prepare me for my future both personally and professionally.

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Universidad del Este is the youngest institution in the Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS),with its creation resting on the historical and educational prestige of Puerto Rico Junior College — the first institution on the island to offer Associate Degree programs (1949).
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