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Hongxi Wang

Hong hails from our nation's capital and lives a few minutes from downton DC. Coming from a diverse background, Hong was born in China and was actually inspired to participate in Global Citizen year after spending his junior year abroad in Italy. Hong hopes to use the life skills he learned in Italy during his time in Brazil. He is passionate about art, history, and economics and also refuses to drink any water that isn't fizzy. At home, he is active in his local Key Club. In the coming year he is looking forward to learning about the rapid growth, income disparities, and potential for environmental sustainability that Brazil now faces. He hopes to grow as a person, master the art of Portuguese, and maybe even samba on his journey abroad.

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The Subtle Nuances of Brazil: Differences between the US and Brazil (and Italy)

October 10, 2013

1. Showers Showers are really strange here — to say the least. They get colder as you turn the faucet and sometimes, they’re just completely freezing. My first day in Brazil, I had to ask the lady at the hostel to check the shower because it wasn’t getting warm. It turns out her definition of warm is freezing cold....

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Breakfast in Brazil

July 22, 2013

“Years from now, years and years, I’ll be back… me and my nine Brazilian brats. I’ll bring them back alright, cause they must see this. Oh, I love New York.” Do you ever get that feeling where you’re Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Unfortunately, most people don’t. Then again, I don’t...

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