Studying abroad in Rio de Janiero, Brazil was by far the best experience I have ever had. During Spring semester 2019, I studied Portuguese, psychology, social politics, and communications through the CIEE program. For me, it wasn’t only about traveling and enjoying the beautiful beaches and amenities Brazil had to offer, but also learning about different cultures and people. My biggest adventures came when I explored new places and tried new restaurants daily. While I was there, I was proud to work on a service project with the Saúde Criança organization to improve housing for a family in need, and we presented it to them. I learned that everyone faces adversity, no matter where they live in the world, and I have grown to appreciate that lived understanding. I know that my experiences in Brazil will help me as a social worker. All in all, I recognize that I was blessed to be there, and I wouldn’t give up my time abroad for anything in the world. I had the amazing chance to experience the most out of life, and it makes me want to travel even more!