Global Insights Fall Wrap Up: Uruguay

    Cecilia Núñez, BA, Fulbright Scholar and graduate teaching assistant in Secondary Education (English)
    October 20, 2020

    Having made significant strides in several areas of modern development, Uruguay has become a leader on the South American continent.  Since 2004, changes to the political system have yielded significant improvements in the areas of clean water, social security, healthcare, labor practices, education and literacy.  Cecilia Núñez, Spanish teaching assistant in World Languages and Cultures, will present on her native country in the next Global Insights program, Wednesday, Nov. 4, beginning at 11:3 0a.m., via Zoom meeting.  Registration is required for the is event, which is open to those in the University community. Please click here to register.

    Núñez grew in the “small and quiet country” located between Argentina and Brazil. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in postsecondary education and English from Instituto de Profesores Artigas in Montevideo, and has been teaching English as a second language for the past six years. “I am really into traveling, meeting people, and learning about different cultures and walks of life.” When asked what her favorite activity is in Uruguay, she shared “Apart from enjoying Carnival, I love walking through the different street markets on Sunday mornings. My favorite one is called “Tristan Narvaja”; it is huge (roughly 20 blocks). There you can find everything from fruits and vegetables to antiques, crafts, artisan jewelry, and books.” The “carnival” she refers to is the annual Montevideo Carnival, the longest celebration of its type in the world. 

    Learn more about the exciting Carnival, country and culture at the upcoming Global Insights program next Wednesday, November 4!

    This program is being offered by the Office of Global Education, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register and receive the Zoom information.

    For more information, please contact Huey Shi Chew at  or 570-941-7575.

    To register, click here.

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