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Jessica Parker volunteering with Projeto Viva in BrazilJessica Parker is a senior studying French and security and intelligence. She participated in two Global May programs: her first year with China Global May and her second-year as a STEP participant with Brazil Global May, during her undergraduate career.

“Studying abroad has greatly impacted my college experience and has been a huge benefit to my life. As a security and intelligence major, being able to travel to two BRIC countries allowed me to have further insight when talking about Brazil or China in my classes at Ohio State.”

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Marilyn BrownMarilyn Brown, president of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, will lead a delegation of business, academic and community leaders to Brazil, June 19 – 28. With support by Columbus 2020 and Greater Columbus Sister Cities, Brown hopes the visit to Curitiba – one of Columbus’ sister cities – and São Paulo will inspire investment, trade and innovation for Columbus, Ohio.

To welcome the group to São Paulo, the Ohio State Brazil Gateway will host a reception for the delegation, Ohio State alumni, visiting faculty and staff, and friends of the university on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Alameda dos Maracatins, 1217, No. 809 in Moema, São Paulo, Brazil. RSVP to scherer.147@osu.edu by June 19.

Throughout the nine-day visit to Brazil, the Columbus delegation will meet with leaders in advanced technology, public transportation, architecture, engineering, healthcare, social services and the arts.

The Columbus Marathon is going global as part of the athlete exchange with Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, and will send three athletes to race in Hefei, China and Curitiba, Brazil in addition to the on-going ambassador program in Dresden, Germany.

Based on the success from their partnership in Dresden, three racers will represent Columbus at the Hefei International Marathon Oct. 25, and three to race at the Maratona Curitiba Nov. 15. The Columbus Marathon hopes to bring athletes from these cities to participate in their marathon Oct. 18.

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