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2012.02.27 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail:

UNO Student Will Visit, Teach in Uruguay as Part of Fulbright Exchange Program

Omaha - A graduate student from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will get the chance of a lifetime this July as he travels to Uruguay as part of the Fulbright teacher exchange program.

John White, a master's student in UNO's Master of Arts in Language Teaching (MALT) program, was awarded a grant that allows him to host Julio Barreiro, an educator from Uruguay, before traveling to the country later this year. This educational exhange is coordinated annually and offers a unique opportunity for educators from both countries to share teaching experiences, develop classroom methodologies and increase international understanding.

The program is a collaboration between the Fulbright Program, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of State. MALT is a multidisciplinary program offered by UNO's Department of Foreign Languages in conjunction with faculty members from the Department of English and College of Education.

For more information on the teacher exhange program, please visit For more information on UNO's MALT program, please contact its director, Melanie Bloom, at or by phone at (402) 554.4989.

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