Amanda Braga Avolio
Interests: Theatre, visiting witih friends
Coming to the United States to study is a dream come true for Amanda Avolio. Majoring in Business at Parkland College is one step closer to reaching her dream: She wants to work as a marketing officer in the fashion industry.
Amanda is grateful that she won this scholarship because it is not only giving her a great opportunity to study abroad, but also to experience life outside her country, to complete an internship and to do some volunteering.
She enjoys studying at Parkland College she likes the way the instructors teach. She said that the teachers at Parkland College are friendly and helpful. Although they always give her a lot of homework and assignments, she can manage to complete them in timely manner. Her favorite teacher is Kaizad Irani from her Salesmanship class; she said that he is friendly and teaches well.
This is Amanda’s first time living independently. She loves the American life, food and language. But what she doesn’t like is the weather; she said that the cold weather makes it hard to enjoy everything. She likes to go to the theatre in her spare time, as well as hang out at her apartment with her friends or visit her mentor.
When she goes back to Brazil, Amanda will continue her studies and would like to graduate from her school.
Written by Reni Yuliastutik, a Parkland student