As a sophomore, Theo travelled to Brazil as part of the Global Teaching Labs program; the program aims to teach computer science, engineering and math to Brazilian high school students, and employs a large number of MIT undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Little did Theo know that he would end up learning as much (or more) than the students in the workshops! —such as learning about working effectively in groups, how to improvise in situations with limited resources, how to effectively communicate and teach in another language despite limited prior experience, and how to appreciate the culture of another place. While the teaching workshops were a success, Theo returned transformed by the experience, and is actively working on his Portuguese skills to be able to be more effective on his return to Brazil. He is also planning an internship in Brazil to continue his studies in mechanical engineering.