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Dr. Carolina Rocha

Department: Foreign Language and Literature

Country of Origin: Argentina

Language(s) Spoken Other than English: Spanish, Portuguese, French

Areas of Research Interest: Latin American film

How Long Have You Been in the U.S.? Since 1994

How Long Have You Been at SIUE? Since 2007

What Do You Like Most About SIUE? The climate of change, that new initiatives are always being developed and implemented. In addition, there is a sense of community. For instance, wonderful people work at Lovejoy Library and go an extra mile to help professors and students find the materials needed.

What Do You Find To Be the Biggest Difference Between the U.S. and Your Home Country? Perhaps the biggest difference is that in Argentina the general education requirements for college are fulfilled in high school and that many students live with their parents well into their 20s.

Interesting Facts: I lived for a year in Edmonton, province of Alberta, Canada.

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