Mac's Journey to Brazil

Current Location

My name is Mac and I am currently working in Brasilia, Brazil as an English Teaching Assistant on a Fulbright Scholarship. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you!


This week was my first week in Brasilia. I spent a lot of time walking around, learning where places are and trying diffirent kinds of food.


To me, Brazil seems like a very politically active country. I will share my observations with you thus far!

Field Notes

At my school, lunch is served buffet style everyday. I have two options: to pay for the weight of food, or to buy a prato feito (PF). A PF is a pre-made plate with a variety of food.


I work at IFB Riacho Fundo which is a federal university. Our campus has a high school course, technical high school course, college courses in English and Portugues, and a techincal college course.