Wharton '19

Bryan Alonso

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SA: CIEE Lisbon
GRIP: Intern in Brazil

Programs Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): CIEE Lisbon, Portugal

  • Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP): Escola Eleva Intern in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ask me about...

  • Having spent time in two Lusophone countries

  • Homestay families

  • Working abroad

  • Living with other exchange students

My Experience Abroad:

Interning at a bilingual school in Brazil allowed me to gain a new perspective on education and apply my business background to running the operations of a school.

Living with a homestay family in Portugal drastically improved my Portuguese and allowed me to fulfill my elective courses in a foreign and exciting culture.

Other Highlights:

  • Visiting the São Jorge and admiring the views in Portugal

  • Learning a foreign culture in a homestay family in Portugal

  • Serving as a substitute teacher at Eleva for middle school students in Brazil

  • Taking surfing lessons with local professors in Brazil

  • Incredible views from amazing hikes in Brazil

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