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LASPAU has signed a memorandum with the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) in order to establish a framework for collaboration aimed at creating new educational opportunities to strengthen Higher Education in the Americas.

The Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) aims to encourage Higher Education Institutions and affiliated partner organizations throughout the Americas to participate in a collaborative common area that advocates for cooperative debate, reflection, and action regarding the current state of higher education and its future outlook.

Every year at the University Diego Portales in Chile, a group of professors are selected as outstanding faculty members for their excellence in teaching and receive the reward of coming to Boston, MA to participate in the LASPAU program, “Innovative Teaching for Deeper Learning.” This year, the 6th cohort from Universidad Diego Portales engaged in ten sessions that focused on critical topics such as assessing one’s teaching, effective discussion leading, designing and integrating communication intensive assignments, and project-based learning, among others.

At the school where he took English classes in Bolivia, Ronny Bazan Antequera spotted a poster advertising Fulbright Scholarship Opportunities. He was curious and decided to learn more. After learning about the scholarship he made up his mind to apply, but not for two more years. For those next two years, Ronny focused on preparing the best application possible by working on his English, studying test preparation books he borrowed from Education USA and taking sample tests of the TOEFL, GRE and PAEP exams. His application was successful and in 2012, he started his Master's degree in Computer Science at the University of Missouri, Columbia, one of his top choice schools for his field.