2017 Brazilian Delegation

Gabriely Sodré

Cacoal Student Delegation Member

Age: 16

What is your favorite memory of Conexao Mundo?

My favorite memory is with my coach and my friends of group in first day of meeting personally, we had fun so much!

 

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

I want know the snow, learn about people and customs. To prepare myself for the future and for my profession of the dreams,

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Gabriely Sodré

Gabriely Sodré

Cacoal Student Delegation Member

Rafael Bastos Duarte

Cacoal Student Delegation Member

Age: 16 years old

What is your favorite memory from Conexao Mundo?

My main memory of the connection is when I had lessons with our coach.

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

I am anxious to know the snow, to know the places of this city, its culture and its meals.

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Rafael Bastos Duarte

Rafael Bastos Duarte

Cacoal Student Delegation Member

Kamila Massoud

Macapá Delegation Coordinator

Age: 27

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

Assemblies are the most remarkable moments, since we can see everybody involved and participating. I feel emotional when a student who barely spoke during phases 1 and 2 presents or performs something.

Field trip is also a special memory because it’s a moment in which students are excited to show and present the city to the American team, they share culture and a lot of information. I like to see things working well, I believe the field trip has a lot of this!

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

The thing I’m most looking forward when I am in the US is to learn the practical part on US Educational System in general; in a way students can enjoy and feel inspired and I can adapt examples to my daily practice as an English as a Foreign Language Teacher.

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Kamila Massoud

Kamila Massoud

Macapá Delegation Coordinator

Luciane de Lima

Cacoal Delegation Coordinator

Age: 34

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

The ceremonies opening and closing. How unforgettable it was seeing the emotions.

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

Meeting native speakers in their daily lives, feel the snow and and also visit public places and local buildings. Oh and taste the local gastronomy.

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Luciane de Lima

Luciane de Lima

Cacoal Delegation Coordinator

Alice Lopes Leão

Macapá Student Delegation

Age: 15

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

The assemblies. Because that was the time when every team would talk about what makes us feel good and ours goals in life, we could play more games, dance, make jokes and learn together. 🙂

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

Talk to people there, go to the schools and classes, see their culture up close and interact in the most different situations on the day by day. 🙂

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Alice Lopes Leão

Alice Lopes Leão

Macapá Student Delegation

Karine Moraes da Silva

Macapá Student Delegation

Age: 16

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

When we were together to talk about our dreams,our goals, when we sang the songs together, when we played the various games because the coaches always teach us something in everything we did.

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

I wanna know more about the culture, talk with the people there, I really want to go to the theater and know their daily life.

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Karine Moraes da Silva

Karine Moraes da Silva

Macapá Student Delegation

Beatriz Barros de Melo

Porto Velho Student Delegation

Age: 17

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

My favorite memory was the day the team names were presented, besides that music assembly was one of my favorite parts of the program, with lots of dance and fun. Also, one of the strongest memories was the last day of in-person phase, when we all cried a lot.

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

I'm excited to know universities, schools, museums, mountains and experience the American way of life.

 

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Beatriz Barros de Melo

Beatriz Barros de Melo

Porto Velho Student Delegation

Sanmela Eloá da Silva

Porto Velho Student Delegation

Age: 15

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

Knowing a bit about the coaches' culture and life and showing them a little bit of our town. The best memory though was when we took them to walk around our town.

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

I want to know universities, schools, naturally-fed hot springs in the mountains and know more about the American culture.

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Sanmela Eloá da Silva

Sanmela Eloá da Silva

Porto Velho Student Delegation

José Santana

Porto Velho Student Delegation

Age: 17

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

My favorite memory is when we danced on the stage during the in-person phase.

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

I'm eager to know the Denver Art Museum.

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José Santana

José Santana

Porto Velho Student Delegation

Guilherme Gomes Fonseca

Porto Velho Student Delegation

Age: 17

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

The days the group performed, on Fridays during the in-person phase.

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

Knowing schools and universities in the city.

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Guilherme Gomes Fonseca

Guilherme Gomes Fonseca

Porto Velho Student Delegation

Djair de Souza

Porto Velho Delegation Coordinator

Age: 35

What is your favorite memory from Conexão Mundo?

For me it’s really hard to choose a favorite memory from Conexão Mundo. On the past 03 years I’ve been involved with the program and it’s been such an amazing personal and professional experience, especially because of the many extraordinary and highly committed people I had the chance to know since then. Some of these people became really very close friends.

This year, I had to work on my own at the Education Secretariat to organize all the phases of Conexão Mundo for my students and that made the whole program even more challenging. In spite of the hard work, it was surely rewarding to see that the students were so well engaged in the activities, especially during the three weeks the group of coaches and team leaders were in Porto Velho.

On the in-person phase, as usual, every Friday the groups of students were supposed to perform something they were working with during the week. Some of them overcame their shyness and prejudices during some unforgettable presentation they performed that I’ll certainly keep in memory for my entire life. When I see that they are interacting with one another and with coaches in a language they are not used to, I have that feeling that all the effort put on to run the program is definitely worthy.

What is the thing you are most looking forward to when you are in the US?

Thanks to Conexão Mundo, this will be my third year in Colorado and I can say I have already had a good taste of what the state has to offer. If I have the chance this year, I’d love to visit Ellie Caulkins Opera House and watch a dance and an opera.

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Djair de Souza

Djair de Souza

Porto Velho Delegation Coordinator