SPO Concentrator Cara Zampino ’17 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship in Colombia

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
by mtong

Graduating concentrator, Cara Zampino ‘17 was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Colombia. 

While in Colombia, Zampino will be assistant teaching at a University as well as leading a community-based project with focus on working with individuals who were displaced due to Colombia’s internal conflict. She plans to assess how past events and the recent peace process have shaped their lives, their conceptions of “belonging” and “home,” and their visions of the future.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.