This letter is to express my gratitude and that of the Office of International Programs for your valuable assistance in the development and implementation of Temple University's Brazil Study Program. Your excellent and thorough knowledge of Bahia's tourist infrastructure and your access to resources in the areas of hospitality and tourism are an important foundation of the program. Also important to the program and student learning is your knowledge of Salvador's rich cultural resources.

Since the first class of students arrived in Bahia in July 2002, you have received excellent evaluations from participants. Your interpersonal skills and your generosity, your dedication to hard work and your professionalism, and your eagerness to assist people have contributed to the success of the program.

As you know I have recommended you as a tourist guide to those North Americans coming to Salvador, and who contact me for trustworthy professionals. I will continue to recommend your services to individuals, groups, and institutions seeking tourist assistance in Salvador. I look forward to working with you in the future as the Temple in Brazil Study Program continues to grow.

Kenneth Dossar, Ph.D.
Temple in Brazil Study Program