Humans of Bolles: Gabriel Mascarenhas ’17



Bugle Staff

Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

How is school in your country different from school in America?

I had two maths, sociology, philosophy, social indicators (which is like life management with statistics inside), two geographies, two histories, two physics classes, and two chemistries. We’d have five subjects on one day and five on another. School is easier at home. You can get straight D’s, get a good score on the exam, and get into the best college.

What would you like people to know about your country and your culture?

We speak Portugese. Everyone thinks we speak Spanish. In Brazil, it’s not just soccer, carnival, and zika. We have technology. The guy that helped Mark Zuckerberg make Facebook was Brazilian.