Community colleges make up roughly 45% of the higher education population in the US. Only 3% of these students ever get a chance to study abroad. US-Brazil Connect offers a free program for community college students that brings students to Brazil. The program is not your typical study abroad, it’s a mutual exchange that encourages students to take on new challenges, overcome fears and build relationships that last a lifetime. Connect/Conecte documents US-Brazil Connect’s very first year of the program.