"A little over a year ago, I was lucky to have the opportunity to study abroad in Brazil as a part of a program I am doing at my University. I did not know all that much about Brazil, but was excited for an adventure. In my 3 weeks here I absolutely fell in love with the culture and have been wanting to come back ever since. So when I saw the Cultural Vistas- CI Experience Brazil Internship opportunity I was ecstatic and applied right away.
The first day here we were immediately thrown into the culture and the adventure had begun. I have never felt so warm and welcomed anywhere else as I do here, and still can't get over how kind and compassionate the people are here. São Paulo is a vibrant city with lots to do and people who have an energy that is incredible.
My host family are so kind and fun and they threw us into the culture from day one, bringing us to their capoeira training and taking us to dance forro. Work at Fundação Julita, an incredible foundation who do amazing things for their community, does not feel like work at all. Every day is fun, playing with the students and getting to know all of the wonderful people here. I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing foundation.
When I think that my time is already halfway done here it makes me sad, but I cannot wait for the rest of what is in store for my time here."