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University of Nebraska Study Abroad to Brazil 2012 Recipients

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Engagement at the University of Nebraska (NU) is proud to announce the winners of our Summer 2012 Latin American Study Abroad Trip to Brazil.

The OLLAS faculty and staff are also very pleased to support the NU Study Abroad Initative, sending thirteen students from our different campuses.

The following recipients will travel to and participate in on-site learning in Brazil, one of the world's rising economic powers with a wealth of resources and natural beauty.

Click the campus links or scroll down to view the recipients from various campuses in the University of Nebraska system.

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Kelvin Chin

UNO
Computer Science & Management Information Systems

Why Brazil? 

It is the only South American country that speaks Portuguese and a place with a unique culture.

Danielle Hoechner

UNO
Secondary Education: Spanish & ESL

Why Brazil? 

Brazil is a rising power in the world’s economy; as a future teacher, I want my students to be able to understand the intricate relationship between such resource-rich countries and the U.S.

Molly Moberg

UNO
Secondary Education & Spanish

Why Brazil? 

As a future educator, I want to expand my knowledge in the global sense and Brazil is my opportunity to begin doing so.

Sanjuanita Murguia

UNO
Social Work

Why Brazil? 

I have a passion for learning more about Latin American culture beyond my own Mexican American heritage. Brazil seemed like a very rich and different part of Latin America, and I am excited to see and learn about it first hand.

Osvaldo Perez Saenz

UNO Graduate Student
Business Administration

Why Brazil? 

Brazil is already a world economic power with multiple large metropolitan cities. Their motto "Ordem e Progresso" embodies a prosperous future for its citizens.  They are also a future host of the world cup as they try to add another championship to their already 5 attained championships.

Denise Ebeler

UNO Graduate Student
Elementary Education: School Library Media

Why Brazil? 

As a teacher I am excited to learn about the educational system and vibrant culture in Brazil!

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Chloe Reinwald

UNL
Spanish Language &
Latin American Studies

Why Brazil? 

This lively nation has a rich past, intriguing present, and a love for fútbol that one must experience if given the chance. 

Janet Sanchez

UNL
Business Administration & Spanish

Why Brazil? 

Every country has its story of culture, language, beauty, people, and history; why not start by listening to Brazil?

Adrienne Thomas

UNL Graduate Student

T
eacher Education Program & Secondary Foreign Language

Why Brazil? 

I am looking forward to studying abroad in Brazil for the experience of total immersion in a new language that will allow me to relate better to my future ELL students.

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Karina Cantu

UNMC
Nursing

Why Brazil? 

Studying abroad in Brazil will further my knowledge as a future nurse and as an individual because Brazil is rich in cultural diversity.

Patrick Passarelli

UNMC Graduate Student
Medicine

Why Brazil? 

Because the influence of Brazil on the world is growing every day, and it's becoming crucial to know about its culture, language, history, and people.

Morgan Wolff

UNMC
Nursing & Psychology

Why Brazil? 

I've never been to South America before and Brazil sounds like a place of wonder and endless possibilities!

Mark Darby

UNMC
Nursing

Why Brazil? 

I look forward to exploring different aspects of primary health care and wellness in a different culture. 

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