The history of football in Brazil begins when Charles Miller, the son of a Scottish railway engineer and Brazilian mother of English descent, returns from England, bringing in his luggage some whistles, balls and uniforms. To an elite group in São Paulo, he introduces a new kind of sport – football. The activity spread quickly among ordinary people to become the nation’s most beloved sport, which continues to the present day.
Tamine came to Germany to study German at the Goethe-Institut when she was just eighteen. Intending to stay for only 6 months, being in contact with a new culture, living with other students from around the world, and the fact that she fell in love with the country, extended her stay to nearly 2 years! She says it was definitely the best experience of her life – a chance to learn and make some great friends.
Upon her return to Brazil, Tamine completed a 6-month internship at Mercedes-Benz. It was another great opportunity to learn, especially about the business world, and to keep up with the German language.