World Cup 2014: Spaniard takes month off to watch football
10 June 2014 Last updated at 01:15 BST
What can one do between a university degree in the US and a job back home in Spain?
For life-long football fan Blanca Sanchoe, the answer was a one-month stay in Rio during the World Cup.
The Spain fan is staying in an apartment with six friends from four different countries and is hoping her country's winning streak will continue even in Brazil.
Sanchoe has three tickets - two for Spain's group games - and hopes a final rematch from last year's Confederations Cup is in store. That would pit Spain against Brazil at the end of her visit.
For theBBC'sReal Fans series Franz Strasser caught up with Sanchoe on Ipanema Beach