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On June 30, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Peru’s Universidad de Piura established a formal partnership . The agreement was signed by Antonio Moreira, UMBC’s vice provost for academic affairs, and UDEP Rector Sergio Antonio Balarezo Saldaña via live video. This partnership includes outlines for collaboration ​between UMBC’s master’s program in teaching English as a second language (TESOL) and UDEP’s Centro de Idiomas (Center for Language).

Photos by Marlayna Demond for UMBC.

On July 28th, Deputy Secretary Borunda presented a Governor’s Citation to Ambassador Pareja in honor of the 196th anniversary of the Independence of Peru. Celebrations were held at the Peruvian Consulate, Washington, D.C.