Spring of 2016

Dear Rotarians,

When I last wrote to you the bombings at the Brussels airport had just happened. It’s been three months now and I would like to update you on how my spring semester went and how things are going.

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Yesterday’s attacks

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Things feel a bit more chaotic than last time around (November 2015 I believe) but with better weather.

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About the first term

Dear Rotarians,
I would like to talk a little bit about the classes I have been able to take this past semester at the University of Kent through the Rotary Global Grant. Not a lot has happened in my personal life since I last wrote to you. I have been focusing on writing my essays and doing research, and that took a lot of time. So here is what happened in my Fall 2015 classes.

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Imminent threat

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Dear Rotarians,

I haven’t left the house in over 72 hours by now. Part of it is because Brussels remains under highest terror alert, but mostly because of the hailstorms this weekend and because I’m writing my dissertations.

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Gloomy town, shiny people

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Dear Rotarians,

I realize that my last letter was a bit gloomy. I’m starting to bland in with the weather here. So let’s try again!

Since volunteering with the refugees, I’ve had to focus more on school, on my French, on my readings, and on my theoritical learning. This is after all what I came here to do.
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A message to Rotary

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Dear Rotarians,

It’s been 75 days since I left Minneapolis to pursue my Masters in Brussels. I first flew to Germany, and then got a ride to Belgium. All under U$ 330 Dollars. I wanna assure you I’m being as resourceful as I can with this grant, and that I’m thrilled to be a Rotary ambassador once again.
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Boutique type of school

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If you are thinking about applying to the University of Kent, here are some things to consider. These are just my notes from orientation week.
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Campanha politica em Minnesota

Desde que eu me graduei em maio da Universidade de Minnesota com um bacharel em Ciências Políticas, e Francês, eu tenho trabalhado na campanha do partido Democrata (Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party). Eu sou o Organizador Comunitário para os latinos no meu distrito e no resto do estado.
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Graduation Party

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After 1364 days, 25 international flights, 14 transcontinental flights, 7 host families, 4 colleges I am finally graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors degree in Political Science.

Only 7,9% of Brazilians graduated college. Come celebrate this overrated occasion with me and my Brazilian family!
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Tamkharit, the simple life, and the discrimination

I’ll warn you up front that the ten following days weren’t nearly as exciting as the first ten.
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