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Camila Diaz

Camila is passionate about human rights, social activism, and traveling. She was an editor for her high school newspaper and constantly has paint on her fingers; Camila tends to paint over her belongings and clothing to show support for causes and convey her feelings on social issues. Additionally, she uses her photography to spread awareness. Together with a friend, Camila created a non-profit that uses photography to raise money for the rehabilitation and surgery of acid attack victims. Her goals for the year are to become fluent in Portuguese and develop her journalism skills. Camila’s favorite quote is: “I’ve decided to be happy, because it is good for my health.” - Voltaire

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Let Me Take You to Rio

May 6, 2015

I used up most of my money in four days. Why? Because I was in Rio de Janeiro. Not because there was a huge difference in the prices from Garopaba. But because I was in THE Rio de Janeiro. If I told someone back home I went to Rio and didn’t get their souvenir from...

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Self-Reflection Through A Journal Entry…

May 6, 2015

During Pre-Departure there’s a lot oftalk about how one will come back a new person- how this experience transforms. But I didn’t feel that would happen to me. So I dedicated time to wonder what would make me come back differently. I’m in Brasil. Either I learn how to samba or I learn to play...

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The Beauty Of Not Knowing

February 20, 2015

Ask anyone that knew me throughout high school ‰ÛÒ my future revolved on traveling to Africa. During my application process to Global Citizen Year, I wasn’t curious about the other country options offered, I wanted Senegal. Then one day, I reached the conclusion I was going to Brasil. Just like that. Out of the blue,...

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A Hora Passa Muito Rapido

February 18, 2015

Put your life on hold

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Learning How to Leave Effective Footprints

December 12, 2014

As I walked out of the pet store, I had the biggest smile on my face. For one, I felt like Santa Claus. But most importantly, I was taking full advantage of my freedom and doing something my mother wouldn’t have ever allowed. How hadn’t I thought of this the second I got here? Back...

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There is Something Romantic About Public Transportation…

September 26, 2014

“Você gostaria de se sentar” “Would you like to sit down?” “Não, obrigada.” “No thank you.” It amazes me how the bus drivers manage to keep buses intact as they quickly make turns, speed up mountains, and then back down them again all the while passengers sway from side to side. Every time I get...

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