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Fulbright grantee Luisa Fernanda Escobar Hoyos has a PhD in Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University and is currently conducting research about HPV and cervical cancer. Luisa wants to impact the world by finding a cure to cancer. In addition, she hopes to open her own lab so that she may pass her knowledge to the next generation of researchers and educators.  Listen as Luisa shares her experiences as a Fulbright grantee. 

Continue reading to learn about how you can take advantage of these amazing opportunities. 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, as well as exchange ideas and contribute to solving shared international concerns. Participants are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential.

IDIA is LASPAU’s catalytic initiative that connects institutions in Latin American and the Caribbean to a global network of experts and best practices in teaching and learning.  We recently sat down with Colleen Silva, Program Manager for Academic Innovation, on the eve of her departure to the World Engineering Education Forum in Dubai, and spoke to her about IDIA’s work and teaching and learning trends for 2015.  

What does IDIA do?