IN A FLASH: One More From Brazil

All last week, an In A Flash Special shared photos from Curitiba, Brazil. Here's one more image from that series.

Kent State American Academy students at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) in Curitiba, Brazil, met a friendly capybara while on an excursion off campus.

Capybaras are the world's largest living rodents, and are related to guinea pigs. They are native to South America and have been the subject of memes because of their docile nature and amiable coexistence with other wildlife. 

The American Academy is a dual-enrollment program offered jointly by Kent State University and PUCPR. This partnership offers students the opportunity to earn an associate degree in Brazil and then come to the Kent Campus to complete a bachelor’s degree, or to do the same in Brazil.

American Academy students petting a capybara in Curitiba.

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 12:41 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 6, 2023 12:42 PM
Phil B. Soencksen