UH Hilo’s director of global education receives Fulbright award

Carolina Lam will spend two weeks in June traveling throughout South Korea, meeting with representatives from the country’s universities, government and private sector agencies.

Carolina Lam
Carolina Lam

Carolina Lam, director of global education at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo’s Center for Global Education and Exchange, has received a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrators Award to visit South Korea.

The Fulbright International Education Administrators seminar program provides international education administrators an opportunity to learn about the host country’s educational system and network cohort colleagues. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two-week grant duration. Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

Lam will spend two weeks in June traveling throughout South Korea, meeting with representatives from the country’s universities, along with selected government and private sector agencies.

“I am honored to have been selected to participate in this program,” says Lam. “I look forward to learning more about South Korea’s culture and educational system, and visiting with at least four of our 11 partner universities that are located there.”

The award is part of the Fulbright Scholar Program, which sends approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Fulbright programs are international education exchanges that are sponsored by the U.S. government and designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

 

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