I moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and started working for Onlinetaxman.com, which is an expatriate tax accounting company. I help with the day to day tax accounting and use my Portuguese when working with clients located in Brazil.
I always had a strong interest in Spanish so I continued studying it at UW-Madison. I started taking Portuguese since taking another romance language was an option for the Spanish major.
I was able to land a job in Rio de Janeiro right out of college! Knowing Portuguese definitely made me a more versatile candidate.
I studied abroad in São Paulo, Brazil and it opened my eyes up to the rest of the world. If possible, I recommend everyone spending some time in another country during their time at UW-Madison.
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