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Startup scene in São Paulo: Three students share stories from their internships

Daniela Bohrt spent part of her summer interning at Gaveteiro.com.br Brazil’s growing technology and startup sector is proving increasingly attractive to Notre Dame students. While the technology and ecommerce industry is already well established in the United States, the environment in Brazil is one of excitement and uncertainty, with startups...
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Life in Rio: A student’s perspective on NDI’s newest Brazil program

Gabrielle Brookins is a junior studying business analytics in the Mendoza College of Business with a minor in Africana studies. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native recently studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro. She writes about what life was like in Rio and the experiences she gained along the way.…
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Finding Joy in the internship experience abroad

Joy (far right) is pictured with her new friends at GuiaBolso As the world’s ninth largest economy and sixth most populous country, opportunities abound in Brazil for those brave enough to chance them. The technology industry in particular has been experiencing growth, attracting tech-hungry entrepreneurs who are looking for adventurous...
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Why not him? Pedro Navarro's story

Navarro and his mother From a young age, the importance of education was impressed upon Pedro Navarro, a junior chemical engineering student from Brazil. His mother is a Portuguese teacher and saw firsthand the discrepancies between public and private schools in their hometown, but she couldn’t afford to send her son...