Home Country: Brazil
Major: Computer Science
Why did you choose to come to Loyola?
Actually, I didn’t know about the cities here or universities. Then I was searching for universities and then I found Loyola and thought it should be a really good university.
What has been your favorite event at the I-House?
Oh that’s easy! Japanese night. I love everything from Japan. I also loved the Korean night. I like learning about the different cultures.
Where do you go in Chicago for fun?
I like to swim in Damen Center and go to Millennium Park and downtown. It’s really beautiful and I like to go shopping. I also like the Brazilian restaurant in Belmont—it’s very authentic!
Have you traveled anywhere else in the US? Where was your favorite?
I went to Orlando, Washington DC, LA with the Chicago Center. I also went to San Francisco. And most recently, New York. My favorite was Florida because its hot and I was with my friends and went to parks and roller coasters. I also really liked New York even though it’s very tiring.
What is something you learned from the International House?
I never thought before that I could make friends from other countries and I never thought I could take classes in the US with only English and all Americans. Every day I learn things and about different cultures.
What will you miss most about the International House/Loyola/Chicago?
I will miss everything! My room is like my own mansion because it’s bigger than my room back home. I will also miss every one and learning about their culture, family, and language!