Teaching in Brazil

My passion is teaching.

I've been dancing for 20 years and have been teaching dance for about 8 years. I absolutely love sharing my knowledge with others so that they can be empowered by learning new things. The past year, I had decided to teach in other areas at the Learning Center at Fresno State. I tutored in accounting, Spanish, and American Sign Language. It has been an enriching experience as it brought forth good friends, good grades, and has contributed to becoming a better version of myself.

Looking for new ways to ignite my passion, I applied to Greenheart Travel’s Language Homestay in Brazil, and have been accepted! Established in 1985, Greenheart is a nonprofit cultural exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace. I'll be placed with a family for one month starting in July! Greenheart Mission

Before starting my career, I am going to Brazil to teach English to Rylara and her family. In doing so, I can contribute to the language development of the Reis family, and immerse myself in the Brazilian culture. I also plan to learn some dance so I can add it to my repertoire and share it with my students upon my return.

Unfortunately, this opportunity does not come without a cost, and I would like to kindly ask for your support and sponsorship. I have now met my goal for the cost of the program; however, I must reach $5,000 to pay for my airfare, visa, and other necessities. Every dollar brings me closer to making this dream a reality. 
Your donation would help me improve my teaching skills and assist me in learning about this beautiful South American culture. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

I look forward to sharing my experience with you. Have a wonderful day!

Janice Gonzalez
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Janice Gonzo 
Fresno, CA
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