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Study Abroad Profile: Amber Hamilton

Amber Hamilton (left) in BrazilProgram: Brazil Global May
Location: Brazil
Rank: Senior 
Major: Sociology

“I chose the Brazil Global May program because of the program’s focus on Brazilian culture and history. Specifically, I was interested in visiting Salvador, Bahia, Brazil because of its large population of Afro-Brazilians. Studying abroad helped me to realize how universal certain experiences are. My area of interest is racial stratification as it relates to Black Americans.

I was able to find many similarities between the African American and Afro-Brazilian populations and it gave me a desire to study these similarities. My favorite memory of studying abroad is the trip we took to Morro de São Paulo, a small island in the middle of the South Atlantic.

During the weekend we spent there, we spent an entire day sailing to different islands. Our entire group was together and it was just a great bonding experience with great people.”