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  • Weekend in Maraj√≥

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    One weekend towards the end of the program, we traveled by boat to Marajó, a large island in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest. The trip consisted of an early-morning boat ride from Belém, where we interacted with people commuting in and out of the metropolis, plus a ride on a smaller…

  • Credit: Remy Freire
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Tags: Brazil, Duke in Brazil
  • Canvas City

  • There is no shortage of museums in São Paulo, but what I love about the city is that you don’t even have to go inside to find yourself in the middle of an exhibit. Street artists transform the city walls into canvases of color, expression, and social commentary. A local graffiti…

  • Credit: Lizzy Knippler
  • Tags: Brazil
  • Give and Take

  • If you want to hear true poetry, ask Pedro to talk about his relationship with nature. The earth to him is like a person, deserving of dignity and respect. Pedro and his wife are the founders of an agricultural cooperative in the countryside of Brazil where they farm all sorts of fresh…

  • Credit: Lizzy Knippler
  • Tags: Brazil
  • Na Feira

  • At a street fair in São Paulo, the colorful array of spices rivaled the city’s many spray-painted murals, brightening up a rainy Saturday afternoon. As we headed to the metro to go explore downtown, my host mom encouraged us to stop and explore the stands brimming with fresh spices, fruits, and…

  • Credit: Lizzy Knippler
  • Tags: Brazil
  • The Dawn of a New Chapter

  • As I start a new semester at Duke, I am thinking about how I will approach my time here with a lens that has been colored with experiences from abroad. Though I am no longer forced to confront the difficulties of adjusting to a different concept of the value of time,…

  • Credit: Sofia Stafford
  • Tags: Brazil
  • Streets of Salvador

  • I find myself looking only forward; running from one class or meeting to the next, scheduling short coffee breaks with friends, planning work and down time;, I leave no wiggle room for waiting and uncertainty. My time abroad taught me that, contrary to my initial belief, time is valued in Salvador,…

  • Credit: Sofia Stafford
  • Tags: Brazil
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    The Duke in Brazil program was one of the great experiences of which I have been a part.  This is a picture of the fishing boats in the port of Belem.  If there is one image to remember, besides the faces of the people in this city,…

  • Credit: Addison Winston III
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Tags: Brazil, Duke in Brazil
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office.

    I've spent the last four weeks studying abroad in Brazil, and they have been four of the best weeks in my entire life. My interest in Brazil stems from my training in capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian dance martial art, which led to me taking Portuguese 101 and applying…

  • Credit: Jessica Lee
  • Tags: Brazil, Duke in Brazil
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • On the Edge of Life

    Dear Global Education Office,

    My study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro and Belém do Pará was simply amazing--It changed my life. During my program, Brazil hosted FIFA World Cup 2014 where I was able to witness Germany win it all! Not only did I learn…

  • Credit: Bri Howington
  • Major: Political Science
  • Tags: Brazil, Duke in Brazil
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    One of the coolest things we did in Rio was visiting the Mercado das Frutas, in one of the main plazas in Ipanema! The market hosted hundreds of vendors of fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat. Part of our class assignment was to bargain with the vendors and…

  • Credit: Jenna Garand
  • Major: Economics
  • Tags: Brazil, Duke in Brazil
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain