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The Ideal Worldwide Farmers Exchange Trainee

Heitor enjoys lunch at the Emeryville Market in the San Francisco Bay Area
Heitor enjoys lunch at the Emeryville Market in the San Francisco Bay Area

Heitor Franco de Sousa from Ituivtaba, Brazil is the ideal Worldwide Farmers Exchange trainee: he is cooperative, open-minded, and outgoing with a positive outlook on life. He also has the ability to build strong relationships and establish good rapport with the people around him, including fellow students, teachers, colleagues, and employers.

Heitor’s can-do attitude and agreeable disposition caught the attention of one of his professors at FEIT (Institute of Technology) in Brazil, where Heitor was studying. Heitor’s professor encouraged him to pursue a program through WFE.

A short time later, Heitor began an internship on a dairy farm in Hanford, Calif., where he immersed himself in American culture and spent his free time exploring the surrounding area. He was particularly happy to be close to the ocean and he enjoyed taking trips through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as visiting nearby San Francisco.

Back in Brazil, he is hoping to someday return to the U.S. with his girlfriend for further study.