Secretary Spellings led a delegation of eight U.S. college and university presidents with the U.S. Department of State to Chile and Brazil from August 18-24, 2007. They met with students, university, government and business leaders, carrying the message that the U.S. welcomes international students to study in this country and encourages partnerships and exchanges with U.S. postsecondary institutions.
Learn about tripsee the Secretary's travel log, her remarks at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, a press release announcing the trip, and photo collections (below).
|Secretary Spellings and Brazilian Education Minister Fernando Haddad take questions from reporters following a bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Education in Brasilia. See Brasilia photos.
|Secretary Spellings speaks at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil. See Sao Paulo photos.
|Secretary Spellings discusses a new initiative to bring more Chilean students to the U.S. at a bi-lateral meeting with Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Foxley in Santiago, Chile. See Santiago photos.
|Ambassador Tony Wayne and Argentine-North American Cultural Exchange staff observe as Secretary Spellings signs the guest book at the binational center in Mendoza, Argentina. See Mendoza photos.