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.


You might be curious about what it’s like adjusting to life in another country or living with a host family. I know I was before I left for Rio. Read on to hear how I’ve been adjusting! 

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!