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Erika Ryser Garcia Elected President of LACSIG

Erika Ryser Garcia, IFSA-Butler's director of Latin America programs, was elected president of NAFSA's Latin America and Caribbean SIG (LACSIG). Congratulations Erika!

Mendoza Tutor Wins Literature Prize

Marisa Perez Alonso, Spanish and literature tutor for the Mendoza Universities Program, won the Children's and Young Adults Literature First Prize Award given by Eleve publisher for her novel "John of This World." The book was presented at the Buenos Aires Book Fair on April 17, and will lead the Birds of Paradise Collection.

The book was written for readers 11 and up and is about immigration, tolerance, sense of adventure and the quest for your place in the world.

Watch IFSA-Butler's Peru Resident Director Give Seminar on Climate Change

dsc 7875IFSA-Butler's Peru Resident Director, Laura Balbuena, was selected as a visiting scholar to the Global Studies Center of the University of Winnipeg. Laura will lecture on the topic of climate change, and her course is being broadcast live online. Click here to watch the course, which she will teach until Thursday, May 17, from 1-4 p.m. Central Time daily.

Program Advisor Meghan Cross Attends NAFSA Advocacy Day

IFSA-Butler Program Advisor Meghan Cross attended NAFSA Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Advocacy Day is an annual event that allows international education professionals to visit their Congressional representatives and senators to promote and discuss issues important to the field of international education.

Meghan also wrote a blog post related to her Advocacy Day experience. Read the blog.

Peru Resident Director to Speak at Conference

IFSA-Butler Peru Resident Director Laura Balbuena has been invited by the University of Winnipeg in Canada to be a visiting scholar at the Global College Institute for Political and Cultural Studies of the Americas. Laura will give a 10-day seminar on Gender and Climate Change. Congratulations, Laura!

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