Sulema's Journey to Brazil

Current Location

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I'm Sulema, and I'll be spending one semester in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! I am excited to share my journey with you and to experience Brazil together!


Read about what I do on an average week in Rio de Janeiro! This week, I visited Pão de Açúcar and Cristo Redentor, two famous sites in Rio.


Read about my first week in Brazil and how I've been adjusting to the cultural differences and managing culture shock.

Field Notes

Quilombos are communities in Brazil that were founded by runaway slaves. I visited a quilombo in Rio and here’s what I learned.


Petrópolis is a city located in the mountains north of Rio. It is called "The Imperial City" because it was once home to Emperor Dom Pedro II and his family. Here are some photos from my day there!