John Victor Alencar
It almost felt like we were exchange students. We were immersed in the local university politics and everything else going on in the country, which is at a pivotal moment in Brazil’s history. It was impactful to be there when there was so much change going on.
[Brazilian students] are so inspiring. They’re on the frontlines, fighting for their rights in this difficult moment in Brazil’s history. Their research and the fields they’ve chosen, they’re looking to give back to their community.
The trip ignited my passion for Brazil. It made me realize I want to either work in Brazil or work on issues that impact Brazil and Latin America.
Excerpted from Bass Connections in Brazil