Samba Class and Rio Dancing

On Wednesday, June 6th, the members of our group were anxious for the afternoon excursion, the Samba dance lesson. After hearing continually about the origin of Samba and its relation to Brazil’s culture and history, …

UWRio2018 Who are the lucky student participants?

This is Liliana Teniente, a fantastic human and roommate. She is from Madison, WI, and is attending the UW-Madison in pursuit of a major in International Studies and certificates in Development Economics and Gender and …

Our first impressions of Rio de Janeiro

On the first day of class we were asked to describe Rio in one word from what we had experienced and seen as of then. My initial thought was that it was a conglomerate city. …

RIO2016: Final reflections

With the final days of my Rio experience coming to a close I can easily say that my time here has gone by incredibly fast. Maybe it’s the constant rush of activities that always keep …

Botanical Gardens and Pedra do Telégrafo Hike

Ron Steinhoff June 11, 2016 After a busy week full of studying and finals, it was great to be able to unwind at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. This beautiful garden was full of …

Beach Volleyball (Guanabara Bay)

Kynala Phillips June 10th, 2016 On Friday, June 10th, the entire group went to the Guanabara Bay to learn how to play volleyball. The instructors, from Rio: Sports and Tour, were very helpful. First we …