South Piedmont Students Learn More About Argentinian Spanish and Culture from Fulbright Visiting Scholar

On President’s Day, South Piedmont Community College hosted Fulbright Visiting Scholar Veronica Pellegrino as a virtual guest lecturer. Professor Pellegrino, who teaches at the National University of San Villa in Argentina, is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Davidson Davie Community College 

Her lecture focused on the functional spanish and culture in her home country, Argentina as well as a special dialect: Rioplatanese Spanish. The virtual lecture was attended by approximately 30 students, who were able to join via video call from the Student Lounge or remotely.

“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to present to the students of South Piedmont,” Pellegrino said. “The Fulbright program is a great opportunity to share more about Argentinian culture and what makes our dialects of Spanish so unique.”

Director of International Education, Dr. Kira Ferris, shared more about the reception of the lecture and the college’s focus on international education being incorporated throughout all areas of the college.

“Veronica was able to engage our students and teach us about the local idioms and the phrases you would need to get the full experience of visiting the country,” Dr. Ferris said. “Our students seemed to really enjoy the program and we’re excited to provide more opportunities like these as part of our focus on providing international and global education in everything we do at the college.”

This opportunity was available to South Piedmont through the Office of International Education and the Fulbright Outreach Lecture Fund, which is part of the Fulbright Scholarship program backed by the U.S. State Department.

To learn more about the Fulbright Scholar Program, visit https://cies.org/.

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