23 Apr Boettcher Scholar Postcards: Piper Doering, Brazil
Boettcher Scholars have the opportunity to expand their educations by using international education grants or educational enrichment grants offered as part of their scholarship package. Through their travels, scholars have learned new languages, experienced diverse cultures or honed their skills through internships and classes. Many scholars tell us that these were among the most impactful aspects of their college careers.
Recently several Boettcher Scholars volunteered to blog about their travel experiences. Here’s one of their stories.
After studying abroad in the Dominican Republic, I was left with a desire to learn more about Latin America and what it’s like to be an American abroad. I decided to use my Boettcher Educational Enrichment Grant to work in Brazil over the summer because Brazil is a global player, but not one that is immediately thought of in the U.S.
While living in São Paulo, I worked at Sidera Consult, an international trade consulting firm. There, I learned more about how international trade, and how the U.S. and other countries interact on a global scale.
Brazil is one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world, so I also had the opportunity to see the Amazon, as well as mountainous beaches and secluded islands. My grant allowed me to grow, not only as a person, but also as a global citizen.