Hellen’s Story

Hellen, a resourceful Brazilian native, embarked on a cultural exchange program in the United States, transforming her life in 2017. Serving as an Au pair in Carver, MN, she became an integral part of her host family, who later supported her educational pursuits. In 2022, Hellen enrolled at Saint Paul College, attracted by its professional staff and business programs. Since her enrollment, Hellen has been actively participating in student clubs and working at the Career Services office while thriving academically. After graduating this spring, Hellen aims to further her studies in International Management at Minnesota State Mankato. A journey initiated by her Brazilian roots, nurtured by her Minnesota family, and expanded by her Saint Paul College community, Hellen’s story is one of resilience, growth, and the power of the global family.