eramirezEmily Ramirez

Emily will be studying in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Spring of 2016. She is a double major in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing. Her favorite genre is creative non-fiction for both reading and writing, although she sometimes enjoys busting out in rhyme by writing slam poetry. She occasionally writes for The Lamron, SUNY Geneseo's newspaper, and also maintains a blog online. Although Spanish is her first language, she began reading and writing English at seven years old, and hopes to learn Portuguese in Rio. She loves the editing process and salivates at the thought of a good read.

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First Impressions on Rio de Janeiro

Getting off of the plane in Sao Paolo, Brazil on January 6th, 2016 was like stepping into a whole new world, where I didn’t understand anything that was going on around me. It was the first time in my entire life where I couldn’t speak the language, Portuguese. Coming from a background of English and
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