I The WHS Porto Alegre Exchange Committee is happy to announce the selection of Kymberli Darby to study in Brazil this summer. The committee believes strongly that Kym is an excellent and well-deserving candidate that will do wonderfully in this program. Please be sure to wish her well beforehand when you see her. Congratulations, Kym!
posted on 4/20/15
Christiana Dryden, Class of 2016,
Porto Alegre, Brazil
June 15-August 15, 2013
Christiana with the school director and host family
Spend a summer in Brazil!
Class of 2013 student Marquis Caesar in Brazil
Marquis Williams, class of 2013, traveled to Brazil. After returning, he commented:
"I enjoyed studying aboard because it made me more confident and indepdenent as a person. I made life long friends and I now know that I can conquer any situation."
Weston Public Schools is proud to announce its continued development of global education opportunities at the high school. In order to further develop students' global perspective and foster international friendship, Weston is continuing its partnership with Porto Alegre, Brazil through the offering of a semester academic exchange. The partnership between Weston and Porto Alegre is longstanding; students have been traveling between the two communities since 1960.
If selected, you will be attending Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
in Porto Alegre and living with a host family. Costs of housing and tuition will be covered by the Porto Alegre Exchange committee. The Weston student selected will be expected to cover their own airfare, visa, and personal expenses. The program length is from June to late August and is open to one student in the freshman, sophomore, or junior class. Portuguese language experience not required.
The committee will be evaluating a student's enthusiasm and character in addition to academic ability when considering applications. Ability to adapt to new situations and desire to expand one's global perspective are also attributes that will be considered. Click here
for an application Applications due before February break. For more information, contact Nick Pezzote
If you are not interested in traveling, but would like to host an exchange student from Brazil, click here
for more information.