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Martinez to discuss Fulbright Summer Institute in Wales

Welsh culture and academic programs will be the topic of a student presentation by Clara Martinez, a junior at Linfield College.

“Wales, a Hidden Cultural Gem” will be presented Friday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall, at Linfield.

Martinez, a political science and communications arts major, will present her experience in the Welsh Summer program funded by the Fulbright grant. Participants of the program spent six weeks in the U.K. at Cardiff University, Bangor University and Aberystwyth University studying the contemporary industry, politics and culture of Wales. Martinez applied for the program with an interest in education policy, specifically the controversy in Wales on whether or not the Welsh language is being preserved while English is taught in schools. The presentation will discuss Martinez’s exposure to Welsh academics, cultural interactions and exploration of national landmarks. Martinez will be joined by Cerys Bartlett, a representative from Cardiff University.

Martinez is a competitor for the Linfield College Forensics Program and has won numerous debate and speech awards. After Linfield, she hopes to attend law school.

This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information call 503-883-2222.