Zoe A.

Junior - Linguistics, Portuguese, and Spanish
St. Louis. Missouri

Study Abroad Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Interests: Languages, cooking

Extra Curricular Activities:

Red or Green? red


Favorite Class: Portuguese

Favorite Bands: Death Cab For Cutie, Legião Urbana, Kali Uchis

What does it mean to be a Lobo?
The culture at UNM is super friendly, more so than I've seen at other universities. I would say that a Lobo is friendly, helpful, and looks out for their peers.

What do you wish you knew before you started the Study Abroad process?
Start as early as you can!! The visa and application process takes so much longer than you think, the sooner you start and the more on top of things you stay, the better off you'll be.

How do you think the Study Abroad experience will help your career?
Speaking multiple languages is the best thing a person can learn in my opinion, and since I want to work in Peace Corps after I graduate, getting to know another country will be really useful.

Why do you think it is important to study abroad?
Get out of your comfort zone, learn about new cultures, learn a language...there are so many reasons to get out of your country and experience a new one.

Meet Zoe A.

Sao Paulo At First Glance

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Seven am in Sao Paulo– it’s cloudy, a little rainy and very cold. May through August is winter for the southern hemisphere, and I definitely was not prepared for the chilly temperatures when I left the plane. Sao Paulo is at once very familiar and totally strange. For those who have spent time in Miami […]

Butterflies for Brazil

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In 36 hours, I will be in Brazil, the furthest I have ever been from home. It’s seven pm central standard time as I write this. In St. Louis, Missouri, it’s already an unbearably warm and humid 95 degrees fahrenheit, and, like a true Puerto-Rican, my mom still has the house at a cozy 75 […]