“Fica à vontade” – GloCal Service Learning experience in Brazil – final report of Claudia De Santis, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

My name is Claudia, 26 yo. I’m currently attending the MSc in Public Health at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). I graduated in Psychology at the University of Padua in 2021. As a fun fact, I’m writing this report on the flight from Pisa (ITA), my hometown, to Esbjerg (DK), where I live.

I would like to address this report directly to the future students willing to do this experience, since reading the past students’ reports really helped me a lot before, during and after this experience.

I took part of Progetto BEA for three months in 2022, as choice for my academic internship. I arrived in Petrolina (PE) two weeks before the coordinator and almost a month before the team. Even if it looked like the end of the world, and in some moments I believed it was, the situation gave me several insights about myself and the new condition I was about to experience.