It was only natural that the day after we spent ten hours on a plane to Rio, we then spent five hours driving to and back from Embraer. Honestly, ten hours riding on a van was way better than the flight. While I could not sleep on the flight (refer to my previous post), I slept on the drive over. It was safe to say that everyone at some point got some shuteye.
Once the tour was over Embraer was nice enough to let us keep our I.D badges on the way out. On the ride back to the hotel, everyone was glad that they got to see Embraer. Bill, on the way back, started deejaying with his iPad and a mini sing-along ensued. It really helped pass the time. (Thanks Bill!) Adriana Hofer, our Study Abroad faculty leader worked tirelessly to arrange our visit. With all the security measures they have in place, it was great that we had the opportunity to visit Embraer. I hope that future Brazil study abroad students get to go see Embraer in the future as well.
The First Day