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Into the Lençois Maranheses

June 30, 2014
Filed under Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa, Off-Campus Blogs

During Holy Week, I got to explore parts of Maranhão, the colorful state to the west of Piauí. Lençois Maranheses "This better be stupid beautiful," Mike said as we bumped along the road to Lençois Maranheses National Park. The group of American and Brazilian friends I was traveling with had dec... Read more »

Supporting Ghanaian farmers, one energy bar at a time

Natalie Berg
June 20, 2014
Filed under FEATURE

Rising junior Carolyn Erving is spending the summer in Oakland, Calif., doing an internship through the Environmental Studies department. Erving is working with Kuli Kuli, a startup founded by Whitman alumna Lisa Curtis '10. Kuli Kuli makes various food products out of moringa, a green superfood grown... Read more »



Rachel Palfini
June 12, 2014
Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

I'm heading back to the US on Saturday, which means my study abroad experience is almost officially over. I was talking with another CIEE student and it is really weird to think that it is almost over because studying abroad is something that we had both been talking about with friends and teachers since... Read more »

Brazilian English

June 5, 2014
Filed under Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa, Off-Campus Blogs

Not far from my house in Teresina stands the Riverside Shopping Center. The name of the place, as well as the food courts and chain stores inside, could make you mistake Riverside for a mall in suburban America. The way people in Teresina pronounce the name Riverside, though, sounds thoroughly Brazilian: hee-veh-SAI-gee. When speakers... Read more »