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Maria Nazarova

17 Mar 2016 Home Stretch

As I move into my last month in Brazil, I struggle. I struggle when people ask me if I am excited to go home because this has become my home. I have routines here, I have friends here, I have a family that takes care of...

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17 Mar 2016 Rehearsing

It's all a process. My host brother is in a band and I was able to attend one of their rehearsals recently. I'd already been to some of their shows and heard the final product, but that's not how it starts. Over and over and...

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21 Nov 2015 Capoeira

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I have the opportunity of participating in a Capoeira class. Capoeira is defined as "a system of physical discipline and movement originating among Brazilian slaves, treated as a martial art and dance form". It is well known throughout all...

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19 Nov 2015 Mutirao

       The program placed me in a small, historical town in the south of Brazil called Morretes that has  population of about 16,500 people. I started working in an organic farming cooperative that consisted of about thirty different families. I participate in weekly Mutiraos (community...

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27 Aug 2015 The Question

Senior year is a stressful time at first, but becomes exciting once students finally decide upon the path they will embark on after graduating from high school. The application process, college tours and decision time are a different experience for all, but no one can...

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