Laura's Journey to Brazil

Current Location

Pato Branco, Brazil

Join me on my journey to Pato Branco, Brazil!


Every time I try to put my finger on Brazil, it surprises me again. Being here reminds me that the best way to understand a culture is to experience it yourself.


I've learned the importance of empathy in forming positive relationships with others while living abroad.

Field Notes

Pato Branco sits within Brazil's Atlantic forest. The Atlantic forest is filled with some plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world!


Although far from home, I was lucky to celebrate Mother's Day with friends from Rotaract. We piled into a van and went to everyone's houses to serenade their moms!