Elon International Studies: Brazil

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Introduction

Meet the Crew

Life in a Favela

Adventures in the
Amazon


Black, White, and in
Between: Diversity
in Brazil


Cachaca

Biodiversity in the Amazon

Samba School

Favela Tour Opens Students' Eyes

Quality of Life
in Brazil


A Country that Runs
on Alcohol


Racial Inequality in
Brazil


Ancient Indian
Remedy, New
Western Craze


Maracana Stadium

The Amazon
Rainforest


Carnival

A Dish With Many Tastes

The Music and Dance
of Brazil as seen in
the Samba Schools


Communication
without Language


Fixing the
Race Problem


If an Entire Species is
Destroyed Before its
Discovered, Did it
Ever Exist?


The Beauty of Buzios

Salvador's Afro-
Brazilian Culture


Health Care and
Concerns in Brazil


Carnival

Cristo Redentor

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2004 Archives


Meet the Crew:

Contrary to what some thought, Professor Kier and Dr. Kamela are in fact not dating. We did, however, enjoy each other's company and the company of the entire group for that matter. Laurin Kier was happy to talk to the group as a sociologist, pointing out different ways in which one can observe and interpret broad patterns of human behavior. Martin Kamela enjoyed explaining the physics of how electricity is generated in a hydroelectric power plant. But most of all we enjoyed the unexpected and the surprising which always pops up in travel, learning by experience and observation, be it what we saw in our host country or within the Elon group itself. We also had the chance to meet some really cool people, all of whom, we hope, have caught the “travel bug” and will continue learning through exploring (and come back to tell us about it!).

My name is Jeff Aden with the conclusion of this trip I will have finished college! And I couldn't have thought of a better way to do it.

Article: Life in a Favela

Brent Baker

Article: Adventures in the Amazon

William Berry

Article: Black, White, and in Between: Diversity in Brazil

Jessy Byers

Article: Cachaca

I am Heather Cabe from Charlotte, NC and I am a SENIOR at Elon. Brazil was amazing and I loved the wildlife.

Article: Biodiversity in the Amazon

Michelle Calon

Article: Samba School

William Campbell

Article: Favela Tour Opens Students' Eyes

Scott Christenbury

Article: Quality of Life in Brazil

John Clark

Article: A Country that Runs on Alcohol

Kathryn Dykeman

Article: Racial Inequality in Brazil

Tyler Gold

Article: Ancient Indian Remedy, New Western Craze

Dan King

Article: Maracana Stadium

Lexie Love

Article: The Amazon Rainforest

James MacDonald

Article: Carnival

Brock Miller
Born in San Diego , California
Currently lives in Charlotte , NC
I am a corporate communications major who hopes to go into sales some day. I enjoyed visiting Brazil with all my heart and soul. I can definitely see myself returning there someday. It was a magical place that I will never forget.

Article: A Dish With Many Tastes

Jenny Pontier is from Baltimore, Maryland . She is a Junior Corporate Communications major.

Article: The Music and Dance of Brazil as seen in the Samba Schools

My name is Nathan Rode. I am a sophomore at Elon and a double major in Journalism and Broadcast Communications. I can't live without sports and traveling.

Article: Communication without Language

Katie Searles

Article: Fixing the Race Problem

Vikash Sharma

Article: If an Entire Species is Destroyed Before its Discovered, Did it Ever Exist?

My name is Lisa Spachtholz and I am a Senior from Springfield, Virginia. Brazil was not only my first study abroad through Elon, but was also my first experience out of the country. It was an amazing experience that changed my perspective of many things in life.

Article: The Beauty of Buzios

Ryan Tressler

Article: Salvador’s Afro-Brazilian Culture

My name is Monica Van Dongen. I am currently a junior studying Biology and exercise/sports science. After I graduate, I plan on pursuing a career in the medical field.

Article: Health Care and Concerns in Brazil

Heather Webster

Article: Carnaval

Raymond Wright born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and is a Student and Elon University majoring in Communications with an emphasis in cinema. He is graduating in May of 2006 and plans to work in documentary film making after graduation.

Article: Cristo Redentor