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Brazilian exchange student experiences life in small-town Alaska


Mary Koppes / Petersburg Pilot

Carolina Macluf is this year's in-bound Rotary exchange student. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Macluf is spending her junior year studying at Petersburg High School.

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil-the largest city in the Americas with a population of almost 12 million-Carolina Macluf is settling into life in small town Alaska as this year's in-bound Rotary exchange student.

Macluf chose Petersburg as the location for her one-year exchange because she wanted to practice English and see somewhere different.

"I just think I want a different place," she said, adding that several other out-bound exchange students from her area chose to study in one of several locations in Mexico. "And I don't like hot."

São Paulo's summers, January through March, ra...

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