It's common for Americans to travel in between multiple states every day, or visit the four corner boundary of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, but not many can say they've stood and looked at three countries at a time. Well, the members of IBIP were able to today. With a meeting time of 10 a.m., everyone was refreshed and ready for a day of real tourist attractions. We went straight to Foz do Iguaçu National Park, where we hiked down a trail to the bottom of one of the natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls. Selfies and ponchos were in abundance on this visit. 

After lunch at the park, we embarked on our journey to Macuco Safári. The group all rode on the wagon then split into safari Jeeps where we arrived to the river. After dropping off our dry change of clothes, we loaded into two boats and headed out straight into part of the waterfalls. Girls squealed and the boys screamed with excitement, while we chanted ILL-INI. To end the boat tour, we all joined together to sing Alma Mater. We then headed to a point in Brazil where the Parana River and the Iguaçu River meet, joining the three countries of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay at a lookout point in Brazil.  

All in all, it couldn't have been a more exciting, more mesmerizing, or more adventurous way to make the halfway point of our IBIP experience here in Brazil.

Brazil group on a river trip
Blog Writer
Jessa Barnard, Visiting Experiential Learning Coordinator and Academic Advisor