K-State to monitor Ecuador elections

By The Mercury

Media are invited to attend a Kansas State University event where the Go Teacher program will watch the Ecuador elections and hold a symbolic election for students.

The event will occur from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Frith Community Center at the Jardine Apartments. It is open to media and students will be available for interviews.

The Go Teacher program is a scholarship program developed to enhance the English proficiency of teachers in Ecuador and to provide instruction in teaching English as a second language.

It includes more than 200 Ecuadorian students at Kansas State University and three other institutions: the University of Kentucky, New Mexico State University and Valparaiso University.

Kansas State University oversees the program, which is a partnership with Ecuador’s Ministry of Education and the National Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, which is Ecuador’s governing body of higher education.

Many Kansas State University students in the Go Teacher program are active members of the university’s newly formed Ecuadorian Student Association.

Ecuador represents one of the largest international student populations on campus. The student association has completed numerous grants to bring Ecuadorian culture to the university.

A dance and music troupe performance is scheduled for April during the International Coordinating Council’s International Week.

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