25th Annual AAPLAC Conference
Cross Cultural Tools in Constructing Un Mundo Mejor
February 19-22, 2014 Bogotá, Colombia
2014 Annual Conference
The 25th Annual AAPLAC Conference will be held February 19-22, 2014, at Universidad de La Salle in Bogotá, Colombia.
The 25th Annual Conference at Universidad de La Salle is our opportunity to share knowledge, exchange ideas, explore new strategies and reflect upon our role as international educators. In this instance, we will explore and reflect upon AAPLAC's role, outcomes our programs have on our students, look at the impact we have as individuals in different communities and the capacity for meaningful integration and what we are doing to implement these changes.
Colombia is a country with so much to offer, yet at the same time the country has been out of bounds for the United States student mobility. It is time we become part of the change this amazing country has experienced and value the hard work placed into turning things around from the feared location into "Colombia: El riesgo es que te quieras quedar." It is time we make Colombia a part of the geography of international education and bring it closer to our students.
In a recent commentary, Civil War Nearing End in Colombia, Immanuel Wallerstein writes about the winding down of civil war in Colombia, providing a historical overview that helps to illustrate how much things have improved in recent years as the country works to construct un mundo mejor.
Our hosts will be Universidad de La Salle. Founded in 1965 as a private, not-for-profit comprehensive institution of higher education, it has four campuses throughout the country. AAPLAC's 25th Annual Conference will take place at the Eastern Campus, Bogotá.
AAPLAC seeks sites throughout the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean for its Annual Conference, generally alternating between these regions. Please contact us if you are interested in proposing a conference site.