The benefits of being uncomfortable

“This is a transformative time not only for our state and nation but also for the world; it’s imperative that we don’t just take the pulse of today’s academic and public environments, but lead the conversation for the future.”

— Professor Louis Perez

Teaching and learning encompass more than transferring information in a classroom. They demand exploration, experience and engagement in new and different ways that enlighten both teacher and student. Preparing tomorrow’s leaders is not just about getting students out of their comfort zone, but rather expanding it.

And for more than 100 years, Carolina’s Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA), one of the first educational centers in the United States dedicated exclusively to the study of Latin America, has been dedicated to both.

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