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On August 2 – 4, the Brazil Gateway represented Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business at The MBA Tour in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, respectively.

The MBA Tour is an independent information source regarding MBA admissions that holds events to promote personal interaction between prospective MBA students, business school admissions representatives and alumni.

Brazil Gateway shared information about Fisher’s MBA programs and other graduate and professional programs with more than 300 Brazilians in both cities.

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Nnaemeka Anene

Anene is majoring in materials science and engineering major on a pre-medicine track who participated in “Brazil Higher Education,” an education abroad program.

For Spring Break 2018, I spent my time in Salvador, Brazil. We visited a number of public and private universities and spoke to students of all backgrounds, religious beliefs and economic statuses. On our very first day at one of the engineering/technical schools, we visited Area One. We became immersed in deep discussion with Luis, a student at the school. He was officially an intermediate level English speaker. I was able to communicate with him using the more-than-nine-years of Spanish I had taken throughout my educational experience. While not Portuguese, there is some intersection between the two languages, and it allowed for a relatively free flowing conversation with him. We spoke on political issues and the abuse he witnessed firsthand, as well as how much he loved rock and roll.

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João Pedro CarvalhoClose to 23 new undergraduate and graduate students and visiting scholars will be arriving on campus this autumn semester.

We would love to introduce some of these new Brazilian Buckeyes to our community. In this edition you will learn a bit more about João Pedro Carvalho, who will pursue his MBA full time at the Fisher College of Business.

Carvalho majored in advertising and worked across several industries that included: technology (digital startup accelerator), automobile manufacturing (fire truck dealer), consulting (full service design agency) and education (bilingual program for schools). He is the co-founder of a not-for profit venture that was created to support underprivileged children from poor communities in his hometown through sports and education. See video.

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