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Congratulations! Parabens!

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Congratulations! Parabens!
You have been selected to travel to the United States with US-Brazil Connect & Conexão Mundo! You have worked very hard and this trip will be a very unique opportunity! We look forward to welcoming you to the United States in January or February!
Dates of trip:
January 17-30 & February 15- 28

There are many important goals
for your visit to the United States

1) Cultural Immersion & Exchange- Experience American culture & identity and promote your Brazilian culture & identity.
Goals for the trip:
2) Language Immersion- Continue to build and improve English language skills and confidence for friendship, academics and the world of work.
Goals for the trip:
3) Networking Opportunities- Build and develop relationships with Americans. You will meet families, students, technical professionals, volunteers and many other people!
Goals for the trip:
4) Educational & Technical Visits - Deepen your understanding of US high schools, community colleges, universities, technical systems and businesses.

Jackson College, Michigan
Goals for the trip:
5) Leadership & Team-Building Activities- Foster personal & professional development
We hope you will experience snow for the first time, too!
Goals for the trip
6) Have fun—Honor and celebrate your achievement and hard work!!
This is an educational trip. You will have an opportunity to go shopping during your visit, but shopping is not a priority.
You will not have time to shop for others. Time with host families and educational activities will take priority.
What Can you Expect?

1) Homestay with an American family, selected because of their interest in getting to know an outstanding young Brazilian (that's you!!)

2) Transportation to/from the airport

3) Daily Transportation- Provided by the program and host families

4) A detailed daily agenda! Here is a sample from the last visit-

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014

7:00 or 7:30 am Breakfast with your host family
8:00am Daily meet-up. Prepare for the day. Depart for first stop
9:00am Tour Celestial Seasonings tea factory- a world famous local business!
11:15am Travel to the National Center for Atmospheric Research to visit their museum
12:45pm cafeteria lunch
1:30pm Travel to Foothills School & spend time in an American classroom
3:30pm Travel to Chautauqua Park and go on short hike in Boulder
5:00pm Students dropped off at host families homes.
Evening Dinner and free time with host families
5) Local Support from US-Brazil Connect central staff or our College partners -
+ Supervision and support from your Brazilian Coordinator
+ Support from SESI and SENAI in Brasilia
+ A team of trained American volunteers
Staying Warm
6) SESI and SENAI provide winter clothing and we will all help you learn how to stay warm!
What will you see &
do during your visit to the United States??
Explore your host city and region & learn what makes it unique.
Museums, Government Buildings, Regional Attractions, time with American families
and more!!!
Opportunities to Practice English
You will have the opportunity to practice and learn English each day by speaking with native English
speakers, like your host family members.
Experience the American
Education System
Visit local schools and community colleges and/or universities to learn more about the programs offered, opportunities for international students and technical/vocational programs.
Technical Visits
Visit US businesses and learn more about how industry operates in the United States. Past
groups have visited tea and candy factories
as well as the US mint where coins are made.
Sporting events, winter events, and more!
Who are you representing?
Conexão Mundo and US-Brazil Connect


Your City & Your Country

Your behavior and ability to follow the
program rules are very important!

What is Expected of You??
* Always be on time!

* Listen to & respect your Coordinator and daily volunteer guide.

* Practice English as much as you can.

* Follow all program rules and be considerate of your group members.

Behavioral Expectations
• Maintain exemplary behavior, compliance with schedule and with people (colleagues, coordinators, coaches, members of US-Brazil Connect, and your host family.

• Never walk unaccompanied and do not separate from the group.

• Watch for the schedule of activities, avoid delays that can jeopardize
the entire group.

* Always carry your personal belongings: a copy of your passport, travel insurance card,
contact list for US-Brazil Connect, regional and local coordinator, and host family, and enough money for personal expenses of the day.

• Do not drink any alcoholic beverages or consume drugs.

• Romantic relationships between Brazilian students and Americans are not permitted.

Homestay Expectations
You will have an opportunity to "meet" your family by email or Facebook before you arrive!

Be a "Good Citizen" in the home:
-practice your English!
-don't be afraid to ask questions!
-communicate with your family if you have a concern (example- food allergy).
- be courteous and respectful of the family and home.
- Engage in your host family's customs.
* Ask about and abide by family rules, curfews and bedtimes.

* Keep the family informed about your day's itinerary and schedule.

* Offer to help with household chores; clean up after yourself.

*Take time to interact with family members that are hosting you.

*Always remember to ask if you need to use any household appliance or computer.

* Say ‘thank you’ for the efforts and generosity of your family

You may have the chance to visit with your coaches, team leaders and US-Brazil Connect staff members.
What to Pack:
* Any medicine you take or need (it can be very expensive in the US).
* Warm clothes (hats, jackets, scarfs will be provided in the US, but pack your warmer clothes).
*Comfortable shoes (you will do a lot of walking!)
*Photos of your family/friends to share with your host family

*Sun glasses
(the sun can be bright when it reflects off the snow!)
* Personal hygiene items
What to Pack
* plug adapter to charge your phones/devices (in the US,
we use120V and 60Hz).

* Your passport with Visa (and several photo copies of these documents).

*Emergency Contact information for names and phone numbers in Brazil.

*A purse, wallet or money belt to keep your stipend safe and secure.

US-Brazil Connect will arrange for groups to visit high schools, higher education and local businesses.
our outlets look
like this!
With your group, your parents or your coordinator, think about what else you need to pack. What can you leave behind? Make a list!

SESI and SENAI will provide information on suitcases. We recommend you bring only what they tell you to bring.

As Mary Gershwin says, "do NOT pack your fear. You are on a journey where you do not need to have fear!!"

Host City
* Receives over 300 sunny days each year!

*Called the "Mile High City" because it is one mile above sea level (5,280 feet)

* The picturesque mountain panorama from Denver is 140 miles long with over 200 visible peaks.

*The 10th largest downtown in the country

* The largest city park system in the country

*Home to 7 professional sports teams

Groups Visiting Denver
Minas Gerais (first week), Bahia, Espirito Santo, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Amazonas, Para
Rondonia, Para, Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana, Maranhão, Amapa (first week)
Host City
Jackson, Michigan

* Located in south, central Michigan.

* Named after President Andrew Jackson.

* Considered the birthplace of the Republican Political Party

* One of the original building sites for the American car industry.

*Jackson College is one of US-Brazil Connect's first college partners!!

Groups Visiting Jackson
Mato Grosso,Federal District, Alagoas and Goais
Denver, Colorado
*Located in Northwestern Montana with a
population of 140,000 people.

*Gateway to the famous Glacier National
Park and the US/Canada border.

* Kalispell means "flat land above the lake"
(Flathead Lake is the largest natural
freshwater lake in the western US).

* Nicknamed "Big Sky Country."

What are your personal and professional goals for the trip? What do you hope to accomplish?
Sound like a fun and busy day??
What other rules are important to follow??
Host Cities:
Denver, Colorado
Jackson, Michigan
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kalispell, Montana
January 17-30
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

*The 2nd largest city in Iowa.

* Located in the agricultural "heart land," Cedar Rapids has prairie land, wetlands and woodlands.

*Nicknamed "the city of 5 seasons."

Group Visiting Cedar Rapids

Amapa (second week)
February 22-28
What We Need from you:

1) High Quality Photo (jpeg)
2) Short bio

We will request these as a weekly assignment through the Facebook group. Stay tuned!
Past Student Experience
Watch this short video from Jonas. He is from Salvador and came to Colorado in November 2013.
Host City
Kalispell, Montana

Home to Flathead Valley Community College
Group Visiting Montana
January 24 - 30
Host City
What you Need to Know to Prepare for Your Trip
The following presentation contains important information to prepare you for your trip. Please read everything carefully and then take the quiz at the end.
Goals of the Trip
What Can you Expect?
What you will See and Experience
Rules & Expectations
What to Pack
Hosting Cities
Next Steps
Homestay Expectations
Minas Gerais (second week)
Your Stipend
Your Brazilian coordinator will tell you about your stipend from SESI and SENAI. You will need to budget with these funds, planning for lunches and activities.
Planning Ahead
The stipend you receive will need to last for your entire trip. Make sure to save money and not spend it to quickly.
Have fun and take advantage of this opportunity.
This will be an amazing trip with memories that will last a lifetime!

Click this link or copy and paste to take a quick quiz about this presentation.
What Can you Expect?
What Can you Expect?
What Can you Expect?
What Can you Expect?
Mary Gershwin Welcomes You!!!!
See you soon!!!!!!!!!
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Watch this short video from Mary!
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Watch this short video from some of the US-Brazil Connect staff!!
Watch this short video about Denver!
Watch this short video about Jackson!
Watch this short video about Montana!
Watch this short video about Cedar Rapids!
Home to Kirkwood Community College
Home to Jackson College
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