As I sit here on the night before I embark on my trip, I cant stop thinking about how lucky I am to be able to take this opportunity. For those of you who don't know, I will be studying abroad in Fortaleza, Brazil for ten weeks. I will be taking five business courses and receiving fifteen credits for them. I am not feeling too anxious and truly, the excitment has not fully pinched me yet. I am very curious to see how the trip begins tomorrow afternoon at LAX when I will meet up with some of my friends to fly to Dallas. From Dallas we will fly to Sao Paulo and then off to Fortaleza. This will be the first blog that I write, so please bear with me. I will try to post as much about my trip as possible to keep all of you informed of my safety and thoughts along the experience.