Luisa Bedoya Age: 22 Years Career: Bachelors in Literature and Spanish with a double degree in Hispanic Philology Graduation Date: 2023
What motivated you to go to university?
I believe that education is the only way to create a society that thinks and fights for change. An university education allows me to break barriers and interact with all types of people
Why did you choose your career?
I like teaching and learning from others in the exchange of knowledge. I also believe that literature and my native language, Spanish, are key elements of our culture and of the configuration of our current society.
When did you become an IAMCBOB Scholar?
How does the IAMCBOB scholarship help you?
The IAMCBOB Scholar scholarship is a great help to continue studying; it’s a great opportunity to not give up, in spite of the financial difficulties that arise. The scholarship allows me to pay for the expenses of an average student in a public university in Colombia, such as, transportation, photocopies, books, and food. The scholarship also allows me a permanent cultural exchange by staying in contact with the director of CBOB.
What are your plans after graduation?
In addition to starting a job, I would like to do a masters degree in a subject related to linguistics. I would also like to do an exchange, whether it's to perfect a second language or to expand my academic knowledge.
What is your ideal job?
I would like to start working as a Spanish teacher in a public high school in my city. I would also like to be able to enter in other fields, like editing texts in magazines, newspapers, editorials, and promoting reading in areas not related to school or teaching Spanish as a foreign language.