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Portal Attends Fulbright Association Conference


 Maria Gabriela Portal
Maria Gabriela Portal

Visiting Instructor of Hispanic Studies María Gabriela Portal discussed “Comparative Analysis of Cultural Manifestations at Polimodal High School in Jujuy” at the 40th Annual Fulbright Association Conference. Portal, a teaching fellow and Fulbright Scholar, was joined by María Fernanda Rodríguez, her professor from Universidad de Jujuy-Argentina.

The theme of the conference, which took place Nov. 4 to 7 in Washington, D.C., was “Fulbright: Now More Than Ever.” Hosted by the Fulbright Association, the 60 local U.S. chapters, and International Partner Associations, the main purposes of the meeting were to learn from extraordinary speakers, to engage in conference sessions and provocative panels, and to provide opportunities for skill building and networking.

A new component of the conference, Fulbright Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, took place on Nov. 7. More than 200 Fulbright alumni and supporters discussed their Fulbright experiences abroad, sharing the value of international exchange and mutual understanding between countries as they visited 140 offices and met with Congressional representatives from 36 states.

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