Oliver Ramirez is a member of the Class of 2015 pursuing a major in Theater. During the spring semester 2014, he studied in Sao Paulo, Brazil through CIEE.
One of the friends I made was actually an actor at a local theater company and he was nice enough to introduce me to everyone in the company and get me some tickets to some of their shows. He also showed me just how big theater and acting is in Sao Paulo. I never could have imagined how many times I would go to the theater in there. Even though I was not taking any actual acting classes in school there, I learned so much about acting and theater.
I would love to go back to Sao Paulo in the future if I ever get a chance and I highly recommend it to anyone planning to study abroad. Sao Paulo is one of the largest cities in the world with around 20 million people in the metropolitan area and even if the school you go to doesn’t have the specific classes you’d like to take, there’s a very very good chance that you’ll be able to find a way to get involved in what you’re interested in and discover something new.