UF in Rio de Janeiro Study Abroad Program

UF in Rio de Janeiro Study Abroad Program

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Help fund my dream of studying abroad! I'm raising money to pay for my Summer 2014 University of Florida Portuguese Immersion Program in Brazil!

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I am currently a junior undergraduate student at the University of Florida who just got accepted for an intensive language-study program in Brazil this summer. The program includes two three-credit language/culture classes and multiple cultural demonstrations and excursions throughout the city of Rio de Janeiro. This program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will satisfy the credit hours requirement needed to complete my bachelor's degree program and will satisfy credit towards my minor in Portuguese. As you may already know, the program is expensive and if I could raise a portion of the costs including airfare, tuition, and meals through fundraising, it would benefit me significantly and allow me to have this experience to further my education.


My decision to study abroad goes hand in hand with my eagerness to step out of my comfort zone to experience a new culture, language, environment, and educational system with the intent of adopting a broad perspective. One of my passions is learning. I regard education as an essential element, and I firmly believe that meaning and success in life stem from the foundation of the relationships we have with one another on a daily basis. In our interconnected global society today, being able to communicate in the form of a different language, such as Portuguese, promotes my ability to think independently and serves as a catalyst to learn how to interact with people from different cultures, which will be essential in my chosen career path of becoming a physician. While in Brazil, I aim to be more than just a foreign student. I plan to whole-heartedly immerse myself in the culture and language, and to participate in the customs that the natives carry out. I plan to apply my knowledge of Portuguese in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment- not only locally, but wherever my career path may lead me. I look forward with great anticipation and excitement to the experience that awaits me in Brazil. Thank you all for the support and any and all donations are greatly appreciated!


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