My name is Raíssa, and I live in a small city in Brazil. Portuguese is my first language, but I’ve studied English for 8 years now and I think I’m ready to live in another country for a period of time. I live with my mom, who is a housewife, my dad, who is a Federal Police Officer, and my younger sister, and we all follow the Spiritism philosophy.
I go to school from 7 a.m. to midday, and my routine after that is to go back home, have lunch, surf on the internet a little and prepare myself for my afternoon classes, which alternate between English classes, music or theater lessons (I really love arts in general) after that, I go back home and do my homework, talk with my friends, have dinner and go to sleep.
Among my favorite hobbies are: listening to music, reading, hanging out with my best friends, watching TV shows and movies, studying about theater, fashion and knowing more about things related to psychology (because I think the brain and all that personality and behavior thing is a very interesting subject), going shopping (even if my city does not have a mall) and going out to meet new places. Oh, it would be very nice if I had an american sister my age, so we could be friends and she would help me in my adjustment period.
I’m a very calm and positive person who thinks this exchange program will be the best experience to gain cultural knowledge of my life until now, since my dream is to travel all the world and I love meeting new people, different routines, learning about other cultures and dealing with differences.I think it is awesome how everyone has a different history and costumes, and being a part of yours will be wonderful. I’ll be forever grateful that you have chosen me and I´m very anxious to get to know more about you. See you soon.