Almost forty years ago, Everett Egginton, professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, completed his dissertation research in Bogota, Colombia, with support from a Fulbright-Hayes fellowship. Now, Egginton will return to Colombia for six weeks in the Fall of 2010 thanks to the Fulbright Specialist Program. On this visit, Egginton will focus on providing assistance in six universities in and around Medellín with strengthening international education programs, establishing ties with universities in the U.S., and developing long-term plans for internationalization. Among the six universities, Egginton will be working with administrators and faculty members from the University of Medellín and the National University. Egginton is excited about this opportunity to return to Colombia for an extended period after so many years.
“I am a firm believer in the importance of internationalizing university campuses worldwide,” he said, “and thereby ensuring that university graduates understand and appreciate other cultures, languages, and ways of life. Above all, I am delighted to be able to help my Colombian friends and colleagues internationalize their own campuses and programs.”