Tag Archives: Brazil

Tchau and See You Soon

Two weeks ago yesterday, I was in the Rio international airport saying tearful goodbyes to some of my closest friends in Brazil. I probably looked pretty pitiful to the airport security as I was still sniffling taking out my laptop … Continue reading

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The Little Differences

Study Abroad is about exchanging the environment of your native culture for a new one. It’s about living and noticing differences between your daily life back home to the daily life you live abroad. I don’t think that they are … Continue reading

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Bucket Lists

I am terrible at bucket lists. Not at making them though. I can fill up at least 20 spots on any bucket list I make. I’m a dreamer. But when it comes to fulfilling them, I usually forget about taking … Continue reading

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Part of the Family

Before arriving in Brazil, I had some anxiety about living with a host family, which is pretty understandable. You just arrive at someone’s house whom you have never met and move into not only a room but their life. It … Continue reading

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Um Dia na Vida (A Day in the Life)

I am just half way through with my time abroad and most Hoyas are already wrapping up the semester. Sad to miss the beloved Georgetown Day but forever grateful to skip out on finals. To be honest, I was having … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with Katie

I have been spent the past couple weeks trying to think about what to write for the blog. There has been so much that has happened this past month during my Rio study abroad. But none of it is actual … Continue reading

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Flying to the Wrong Airport

As I sit in the Chicago airport waiting for my plane to board, I don’t feel very different. I usually fly back for school around this time, long enough to enjoy the laziness of home but short enough to get … Continue reading

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Not – so – Awkward Touching

Americans great each other with a hand shake. While hands are touching there is usually about two are three feet of space between participating parties, and once the hands separate some form of small talk or, if you’re unlucky, awkward … Continue reading

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Ghost Town

When I entered the room for the first time where my first class of the week is held at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, I was greeted by the eery silence of a dark, empty classroom. Twenty five minutes … Continue reading

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The Maid’s Closet

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought that just seven days ago I was in a completely different country. São Paulo, or Sampa as the locals call it, is as different from Salvador da Bahia in almost every … Continue reading

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