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Last Saturday, the Ohio State Brazil Gateway hosted its first Festa Junina Buckeye, a Brazilian June festival to celebrate the country culture. Co-sponsored by the Fisher College of Business, the celebration brought together alumni, researchers, students, partners and friends at the office of the Brazil Gateway in Sao Paulo.

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Carlos Mendez and Daniella VieiraThe University of Chicago was the setting for BrazUSC, the largest conference for Brazilian students studying in the United States. Ohio State students Daniella Vieira, a senior majoring in finance from Vitoria, Brazil and Carlos Mendez, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering from Dayton, both attended the conference in April 2016 with support from the university’s Brazil Gateway.

BrazUSC also is the flagship conference of the national Brazilian Students Association (BRASA), which serves as a network for Brazilian students in the United States. Vieira, president of Ohio State’s BRASA chapter, and Mendez, treasurer, both hoped to gain knowledge and motivation at the conference and foster new connections.

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Lindsay McCalmont in Brazil"My trip was such a wonderful experience! It was so well planned, we were learning new things and seeing new places everyday. I am so much more globally aware now and empathetic towards other countries issues, especially Brazil’s," blogs Lindsay McCalmont. A chemical engineering major, Lindsay studied for the month of May on the Global Brazil program.

Read more about Lindsay's experience via her posts on Buckeye Blogs.

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