Authorities from the National Administration
of Public Education (Administración Nacional de Enseñanza
Pública - ANEP), along with teachers and principals
from Uruguayan full time schools, attended an orientation
seminar held today for the 31 selected candidates that will
travel to the U.S. in February 2006 as part of the Fulbright
Teacher Exchange Program.
U.S. Embassy A/Deputy Chief of Mission,
Linda Gonzalez delivered the opening remarks welcoming the
candidates and expressing the significance of this program,
followed by Mercedes Jimenez de Arechaga, Executive Director
of Fulbright in Uruguay, Ana Maria Carballo, Inspector of
full time schools, and Claudia Brovetto, Coordinator of
ANEP's bilingual education programs.
Fulbright Educational Advisor Fanny del
Río later explained how the program works and what
experiences the candidates will encounter during their stay
in the United States.
Under the program, a total of 31 Uruguayan
teachers and administrators (23 from the Teacher Exchange
program, 7 from the English Teachers program, and 1 from
the Alumni Initiative program) will travel to the U.S. in
February 2006 to visit schools and work with U.S. teachers
sharing valuable experiences in school administration and
This exchange has the support of the Fulbright
Commission and the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, and it is endorsed
of A/DCM Linda Gonzalez's opening remarks is available as
delivered in Spanish.