Shenandoah University in Brazil: Final Information

Now what? You’ve gone through all that information to help prepare you for Brazil, and so what’s next?

KEEP EXPLORING! The more you read-up on the places you will be visiting, the more you will get out of your time abroad! Remember to bounce back to Module 1 and Module 2 of this online pre-departure information any time.

Here are a few more helpful resources for Rio de Janeiro, the city where you’ll be staying during your time in Brazil!

Rio de Janeiro

Golden beaches and lush mountains, samba-fueled nightlife and spectacular football matches: welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa. Standing atop the 710m peak of Corcovado, you will see why Rio is called the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). Lushly forested mountains fringe the city, with shimmering beaches tracing the shoreline and a string of tiny islands scattered along the seafront. Far from being mere cinematic backdrop, this seaside beauty hosts outstanding outdoor adventures: hiking the Tijuca rainforest, cycling alongside the lake and beaches, sailing across Baía de Guanabara, and surfing, rock-climbing and hang-gliding amid one of the world’s most stunning urban landscapes.

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Now, for our last piece of advice…..stay patient and be flexible while traveling, this will make for a much more enjoyable experience. Recognize you are traveling to a different country so things will be different then in the states. You will come home wishing we did some things the way they do in Brazil and then loving how we do other things here in the states. Be prepared for a delayed flight, a lot of traffic, food you may not like or even experiencing a little bit of culture shock.

Have a wonderful trip abroad and soak it all in, it’s one of the most amazing experiences a college student can take. Oh and watch out, you may just catch the travel bug and already start planning your next trip before you even get home!