Alejandra Villalobos ’14, is currently working as an English teacher trainer at an Instituto de Formação de Professores, or teacher training college, in Mozambique with the Peace Corps.

“The Spanish teacher education program at Illinois State gave me all the tools to carry out my work as an educator; from teaching Spanish at a suburban high school to teaching English in a remote town in sub-Saharan Africa. The hands-on undergraduate experiences in the Bloomington-Normal community with the UNITY Community Center and Sigma Delta Pi, coupled with student teaching in diverse neighborhoods around Chicago, eased the transition from American school culture to the complex Mozambican school culture.”