Rujen Amatya

Rujen is passionate about serving and self-exploring. He is involved in tutoring students, learning new things and sports. His goals for the year are spending quality time with children, giving back to the community and exploring a new culture.


Children Teachers

  For the past seven months, I had been working at a daycare in Florianopolis. I was engaged with children of age 3-6 years. Although I had a little difficulty to cope up with my apprenticeship in the beginning, as time passed, I was used to and enjoyed the presence of the children. One of…

02 June, 2018


;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial”>​ A year ago, I was a social media addict. I loved using Facebook, Instagram and, Snapchat. I enjoyed sharing updates through my photo and video posts. I was often busy with my cell phone messaging friends and being updated about the lives of hundreds of followers. However, as I took a bridge year after…

30 April, 2018


During my bridge year in Florianopolis, Brazil, I had one objective: to visit all the beaches on the island. This proved to be an extreme challenge because the island of magic has more than 40 beaches. I could not visit all the beaches. Thus, I decided to go for the most beautiful beaches which are on the east…

30 April, 2018


After spending two and a half months in Florianopolis, I finally got the opportunity to leave my state, Santa Catarina. Our next training seminar was scheduled in Morretes, a historic city in the state of Parana. This was the first time I got the chance to spend some time out of my host family’s house….

08 February, 2018

Amigo Especial

My road to Brazil was filled with struggles. From persuading my parents into participation in the program to obtaining a US tourist visa during Trump’s foreign policy period, I had to experience it all. I am an international student from Nepal and only after my second attempt to obtain a Brazilian visa (I was rejected…

11 December, 2017

Weekly VLOGS

The link to my weekly VLOGs while I am at Florianopolis, Brazil. Please subscribe and enjoy weekly updates! ‌

30 October, 2017

Where I am From

I am from Crayons, from Crayola and paraffin. I am from the cracked walls in my ceiling (miniature yet proliferating,  identical to sketches.) I am from rose tree, the Rhododendron, whose crimson red flowers  I use for pickle and juice. I am from discipline and patriotism, from Amatyas and Shresthas. I am from the be-a-doctor…

07 August, 2017

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