Showing posts from December, 2014

It is time for an early christmas present from all of us to all of you !

The new edition of our newsletter !

You can find the new edition of out newsletter under "downloads" in English, Danish and Portuguese. This issue will cover the brazilian days, the inauguration of the new school year and a lot of other exciting events that have happened this last six months.

All of us from Brasil Aqui would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Back to normal

This is an interview with Simone Monteiro Paes from the 5th semester, who has just returned to Denmark, about her homecoming from Brazil, after living in Rio de Janeiro for 7 months: how has it been coming home to daily life, back in Denmark, after living in the exotic and magical Brazil? How is the transition from one culture to another? Now - 3,5 months later – having to face the long Danish winter. This can help other students prepare themselves for the everyday life in Brazil and the return to daily life here in Denmark, where things might not be as colorful as they are in Brazil.
What did you feel when you stood in Rio’s airport on the way home? “I had a lot of mixed feelings about that certain situation because I looked forward to seeing my friends and family back in Denmark, but on the other hand I did not want to leave, because I knew I would miss the everyday life that I had created and of course I would also miss the new friends that I got in Brazil. I knew that I was going t…

Danish Christmas party - the Brazilian way

It is a tradition here at Brazilian Studies to throw a Christmas party each year in December where all semesters, former students, professors and Brazilian friends are invited to come celebrate the arrival of Christmas and the end of the semester. Each year a new group of people arrange the festivity, which means that every party can be different from the last. 
Last year our party included a traditional Danish Christmas buffet with potatoes and gravy, a type of meatballs called “frikadeller”, roast beef, rice pudding and cherry sauce. There was Christmas music and a game, which included dices, cheap gifts, a timer and a whole lot of excitement.
This year our brand new 1st semester was in charge of the planning. When we arrived we were greeted with Brazilian snacks (homemade pão de queijo and pastéis) and a nice cold beer. For dinner they had cooked a very nice feijoada with rice, crisps, vinagrete, farofa and a salad. Under our plates they had placed a note with a “mission of the night…