It is finally almost time for me to leave. I have been preparing for months getting my Visa, vaccinations, placement tests, and all of the necessary but boring and time consuming elements of travel out of the way. Now I just need to pack, and as you can see in the photo, I still need to do a lot…
For my housing in Rio, I got my address of my host family, and I will be living in the Copacabana neighborhood, and according to Google Maps, I will be only two blocks from the beach! I do not know much else about my host family, but I am very excited to meet them. When I get to Brazil, I have a few days to get settled in before classes start. The first few weeks, I will be taking an intensive Portuguese class, and during the actual semester, I am as of right now trying to take Ecology, Brazilian Sociology, International Negotiation, Portuguese, and a Brazilian Literature class. The registration is different than at UW-Madison, so my class schedule could be different than these classes. That is one thing that I am a little anxious about…will all of the classes I want be available, how much will they differ from what I am used to at UW? I am very excited to finally arrive and explore Rio.
It is still crazy to think that in less than one week, I will be escaping the winter and living in a completely new atmosphere. I could not be more excited.
Até a proxima vez!
(Until next time!)