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All blog posts are by University of Michigan students who have participated in a CGIS program. The following blogs are students studying abroad in Brazil. 

Spring/Summer 2019

Kymberley shows what PCAP in action looks like in Brazil

Hi, my name is Kymberley Leggett and I went on a GCC trip to Brazil this past May and June, where the topic was Theatre and Incarceration. I graduate this August with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minors in Music and Community Action & Social Change (through which, I earned a certificate in Poverty Solutions, Action, and Engagement). It’s a mouthful, but to sum it up, I really enjoy studying people, the arts, and social justice. My studies came together so beautifully in my trip with the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) that I did it twice! 

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Fall 2017

Jordan shares about classes taken while in Brazil

When I decided to study abroad in Brasil, I had no idea what I was getting myself into—all I knew is that I wanted to study in Brasil to learn more about the country, the culture, the language, and myself. I did not know if it was the right decision even as I got onto the plane in Grand Rapids on July 31st. But the minute I landed in São Paulo, I knew that I had made the right decision — I was immediately greeted at Guarulhos International Airport by the intern at CET Brasil (Ariane). I immediately felt welcomed and ready to see what the next four months had in store for me. 

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