My Year in Santa Catarina, Brazil

Posted by Catherine Mavrich on Aug 25, 2017
I just got back from a year long exchange in Santa Catarina, Brazil. It was the most incredible experience of my life! I lived with three different host families and got to experience Brazilian high school for the first time. I also got to learn one of the most beautiful languages, Portuguese. I was fortunate enough to travel a lot through Rotary and got to see many beautiful cities along the Northeastern coast of the country. This helped me to learn so much about the different aspects of culture that the country holds. In my spare time I decided to take a Capoeira class, which is form of Brazilian martial arts. I also volunteered at the local English school to help Brazilian students learn English. It was such a great experience that truly opened my eyes and allowed me to learn so much more in one year than I ever had before. I would recommend Rotary Youth Exchange to anyone who wants to broaden their perspective on the world and travel. 
 Catherine Mavrich