Brazilian Term Abroad Fall 2001 Students
By Renée Rinaldi
is the line between tourists and guests?
When you visit a country as a student, which identity do you
possess? To me a tourist is
someone who visits another country to see what it is like.
The definition of traveling for them is to have fun and relax.
Getting away from work is the main objective, therefore, fun is not
associated with intellectual involvement.
Perhaps, tourists read a little blurb about the history and culture
of a country in a guide book, but for the most part, they can only
understand things at face value. For
them, understanding can be only superficial.
In the common room of a rainforest hotel.
By Vanessa Berman
first trip on the study tour, to Ouro Preto, exposed me to a drastically
different experience from São Paulo.
The atmosphere of the town, the people, and the actual setting are
completely different from where I had lived for two months.
In one of our class discussions in Ouro Preto, someone brought up
that they felt like there were in another country.
That was exactly how I felt.
Visiting a topaz mine in Ouro Preto
have never felt more like a tourist than in Recife.
Throughout the whole study tour, I never once felt like I was a
tourist, so far only while in Recife, specifically on our trip to the
Caruaru regional markets, “Feira.”