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 finally got to visit 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

Read about how I get around in Rio by using public transportation, such as buses, subways and taxis. You will be surprised at the similarities between transportation in Rio and in New York City!


I had the chance to spend a weekend in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil! Here's what I did and what I saw.