Several of the seven students from Icesi University in Cali, Colombia, who completed 10-week research internships at Purdue this June and July are already making plans to return to West Lafayette.

Icesi requires its seniors (fourth-year students) to complete a six-month internship before graduation. Alejandro Balcazar, who conducted research with Damon Lisch, associate professor of botany and plant pathology, hopes his work this summer has laid the groundwork for the longer internship. Balcazar has been talking to some Purdue faculty “to see if my interests fit with what they’re working on,” he says.

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