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. …