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May 2016 graduate Emily Perez, a nursing major from Hutto, spent her 2015 winter break studying and conducting research in South America.

She was one of only 15 honors students nationwide chosen for this year’s Amazon Winterim in Peru through the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Co-sponsored by the NCHC and the Honors College at Florida International University, the three-week experiential learning program focused on the topic of “Health without Borders.”