An Impossible Dream: One Year in Brazil and the Making of a Man
by Gordon Burgett
How to overcome, ignore, sidestep, trick, or charm away 13 obstacles to being accepted in the first and only Junior Year in Brazil college program. I needed proficiency in Portuguese; I knew 33 words. Spanish would have helped but I couldn't remember nada (though I'd been a Spanish major.) It cost $1,000+ and I had $294. And the director-to-be wanted a 15-minute interview in Portuguese tomorrow.