Heritage Seekers

If you are of Brazilian descent, studying in Brazil may be the realization of a long held desire to learn more about your own heritage and roots. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the country that you’ve heard and read so much about and, of course, to improve your language skills. It may also be an important phase in developing your understanding of yourself.  At the same time, some former students felt they were psychologically unprepared for the challenges to their self-identity that they met in Brazil.  There is often a feeling of being “caught between two worlds.”