Brazil

Education graduate student, Jennifer Young, is spending six weeks teaching middle school students in Brazil this winter as part of a UW Tacoma independent study abroad program.

Part III: I've been tucked away in Belo Horizonte for the past week. Carnaval is a rather quiet affair in this city. I am happy to be with good friends during this time away from teaching. It has been raining everyday for the past week and a half - not the soft drizzle of Seattle. Buckets of water seem to be pouring from the sky and I have to laugh at my lack of sleep...

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The Brazil: Cultures of Change program offers a unique opportunity to study in Brazil and receive up to 15 credits of UW coursework in a five week period. Participants will go to the urban centers of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro as well as the rural areas of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo. They will study Portuguese, engage in experiential learning projects, and receive an in-depth, critical understanding of contemporary Brazil. Students from all three campuses are encouraged to apply. Learn more

Education graduate student, Jennifer Young, is spending six weeks teaching middle school students in Brazil this winter as part of a UW Tacoma independent study abroad program.

Part II: After a visit to the Brazilian federal police, I am all clear. I had to register to get my identity card. In the meantime, I have been extremely busy. My first "official" class was today. I've been doing some impromptu teaching since last week, however, today's class has been planned for a very long time. In fact, it relates directly to my master's project which examines positionality and the development of one's pedagogy. Class started out fine.

I began with an oral narrative of a traumatic academic experience followed by an examination of the narrative in written form. All of a sudden, class was interrupted by a crew of cameramen...

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Education graduate student, Jennifer Young, is spending six weeks teaching middle school students in Brazil this winter as part of a UW Tacoma independent study abroad program.

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Part I: I've been in Brazil for a couple of days now after a long flight which had a stop over in Peru. I have been busy non-stop. Marcelo, the director of the bilingual school, Piracicabano, picked me up in Sao Paulo with his wife Sandy. They gave me a quick update on breaking news in the country.

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