Fundacão Armes Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Brazil


Bom dia gente!

Buckle up because this is going to be quite the ride 🎢 .

My name is Sofia, and I’m originally from Mexico City. I migrated to New Zealand at 13, and now I’m about to undertake an exchange to Brazil.

Okay, that was a mouthful, I apologise, but there’s going to be more. Are you ready? Okay, let’s go: I do a conjoint of Global Studies and Commerce. My major in Global Studies is Global Politics and Human Rights. In Commerce, I double major in Commercial Law and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Whew, we got this. From now on, I promise no more mouthfuls. So you may ask, why Brazil? Well, not only is Portuguese very similar to Spanish (my native language), but I believe they are often overseen. There’s so much to explore about Brazil and its culture. That’s why I was beyond
thrilled when I heard UoA opened an exchange with Brazil. I’ll spend one semester in São Paulo (also referred to as SP). I’m curious to learn about the similarities and differences between the Mexican 🇲🇽, Kiwi 🇳🇿 and Brazilian 🇧🇷 cultures. For instance, SP has the biggest population of Japanese and Italians outside of Japan and Italy. So it’s normal for them to eat sushi and pizza on the same day!

That’s all for now. I’ll keep you guys in the loop! Tchau!