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Fulbright Candidates Attend Teachers Exchange Program Orientation

31 Uruguayan teachers will travel to the U.S. in February 2006

Posted: October 7, 2005

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 management.

This exchange has the support of the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, and it is endorsed by ANEP.

A transcript of A/DCM Linda Gonzalez's opening remarks is available as delivered in Spanish.

 

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