Kiaya Rose's Journey to Brazil

Current Location

Minas Gerais, Brazil

As a Fulbright scholar, I am working in Brazil as an English Teaching Assistant at the Federal University of Lavras.


I didn't have to travel far from Lavras to explore a new place this week: Tiradentes! Tiradentes is a small town with beautiful sunsets and mountains of delicious cheese.


Skyping was fun, right? Our sessions have helped my Brazilian students learn more about the United States, and hopefully you've picked up some things about Brazil and Brazilian students.

Field Notes

Mineiros (people from Minas Gerais) enjoy life away from the cities and beaches of coastal Brazil. Here, every day is hilly, more rural and often full of animal life.


Attending a university in another country is a learning experience in many ways! Let's take a look behind the scenes of UFLA to see how Brazilian students live and study.