Professor Carlos Parodi received a Faculty/Staff Internationalization Award from the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP). This award recognizes faculty and staff who have made significant contributions in different areas of internationalization at Illinois State University. Parodi was recognized at a faculty and staff appreciation luncheon hosted by OISP on October 23 as part of International Education Week.
For over 10 years, Parodi has organized and led the Peru Study Abroad Program, which is a monthlong summer program. Based on the pedagogy “Peru is the classroom and Peruvians are the teachers,” the program offers students a very unique opportunity for immersive and experiential learning. More than 125 students have participated in this program. Under Parodi’s leadership, the program has contributed in meaningful ways to Illinois State’s commitment to international education and civic engagement over the years.