Fulbright Teaching Assistant Shares Culture With Students
On a sunny April afternoon, students in Dr. Esteban Mayorga’s Introduction to Latin American Studies class participated in a discussion about Che Guevara. What made this particular discussion unique was the guest lecturer: Florencia Yuvero, an Argentinian who spent the spring semester at Niagara University as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant.
Since 1968, the FLTA Program has aimed to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. educational institutions by establishing a native speaker presence in the classroom. The program provides an opportunity for young, international teachers to increase their knowledge of American culture while sharing the values and customs of their own countries.