Oi! Como vai?

Well it’s finals week! As such, I’ve been looking for ways to procrastinate; thus I’m setting up my blog for next semester in Brazil. I’m just about done with my pre departure to-do list and I only have one month left till I leave! I’ll be in Rio de Janeiro for one month, attending a crash course in Portuguese.  Then, I move to Fortaleza for a semester at the Universidade Federal do Ceará.

I’m participating in an exchange program as a part of the U.S.-Brazil Consortium for Sustainable Drinking Water Studies. Right now, four Brazilian students are finishing up their semester at the U.S. universities. Next semester, myself, one other student from Ole Miss, and two students from Missouri will study abroad for our six months in Brazil. At the university in Fortaleza, I will study climatology, materials science, linear algebra, Brazilian culture, and environmental health and sanitation. My goals for the semester are to become fluent in Portuguese, find a topic for my senior thesis, and begin research.

I’ll use this blog to keep everyone at home updated, to post pictures and stories, and to keep my own thoughts documented. My plan is to post at least once a week, but no promises.

Well, that’s about it and now I have to go study!



~ by dfsg1991 on December 4, 2011.

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