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How Study Abroad Challenged and Changed Me

Study abroad. The event that seems so commonplace in the context of college, but ends up being so influential in the scheme of an individual's life. So many people I know use study programs in school to go abroad for the very first time. They find themselves in Europe for four months, galavanting around each… Continue reading How Study Abroad Challenged and Changed Me

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Brazilian Body Image

I hope as you were scrolling down to this post you noticed the beautiful women in this picture above and you thought; "Damn, they're both so gorgeous and that's such a good picture" That's what I thought when I took it at least. I have always thought that as women, we are our own biggest… Continue reading Brazilian Body Image

Archives, Culture, Europe

Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

I've recently been obsessing over this new movie, Posthumous, where an American journalist uncovers a story about an artist in Berlin. The first time I saw it, I knew it would be one of those movies that would stick with me for a long time, not because of it's remarkable cinematography, or even it's riveting… Continue reading Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

Archives, Culture, South America

Brazilian Beach Culture

Beach culture in Brazil. This is a post I have been excited to write but have found myself putting off because of my inability to perfectly define the feel of the beaches here. Lately, I have gotten in the habit of walking 5 miles along the main strip/boardwalk/sidewalk that harbors thousands of natives and tourists… Continue reading Brazilian Beach Culture

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Cultural Notes from an American Perspective

If you've seen literally anything from my blog, you know that I have been traveling around quite a bit lately. As I travel to corners of the world, its inevitable to pick up on cultural differences in each place, but I've also been challenged to think of the differences from a particularly American perspective. I… Continue reading Cultural Notes from an American Perspective

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5 Films to Help Understand Brazilian Culture

Hey y'all! Hope you're all doing well. I've been very focused the last few weeks on applying to jobs and settling back into home. Not to make you all think I'm pining over Brazil, but I had this film post idea that was a bit out of the box for me, but still exciting so… Continue reading 5 Films to Help Understand Brazilian Culture

Archives, Culture, Pro Tips and Guides

A Guide to Brazilian Carnaval

Ah Carnaval, that magical time of the year that makes Rio one of the top destinations in the world. I've been so excited to return for this special event and experience the energy that sparks throughout the whole city! The "official" start date of carnaval is on the Friday before Lent begins, when the mayor… Continue reading A Guide to Brazilian Carnaval

Archives, Culture, Lifestyle

The Halfway Check-in: A Year Abroad

Hello everyone! Its been a while 😊 Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season like I did! Being home felt like slipping into my favorite pair of shoes, something so accustomed to my body and fit so well on me I didn’t even have to think twice about them. Besides adjusting to the weather,… Continue reading The Halfway Check-in: A Year Abroad

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My Experience in the Foreign Workplace

  If you're abroad for a while like me, it really only makes sense that you are going to seek some sort of volunteering, internship, or work experience eventually. Not only does it balance your time, but it helps you dive deeper into the culture and may also earn you a little extra cash (which… Continue reading My Experience in the Foreign Workplace

Archives, Culture, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

Brazilian Favelas and How Foreigners Should Treat Them

So, if you're reading this post you may be thinking "what the heck is a Favela?" Well, if you ever want to or are thinking of soon visiting Rio de Janeiro, favelas are am important part of Brazilian culture to be aware of. First things first, a favela is first and foremost a neighborhood. These are… Continue reading Brazilian Favelas and How Foreigners Should Treat Them