CIED recently hosted eight Honduran students from the U.S. Department of State English Access Microscholarship Program. The Access program provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Access helps the students gain English skills that may lead to better jobs and educational prospects
Throughout their one week visit to Washington DC area, CIED provided opportunities for the students to learn about U..S. civics and volunteerism. A highlight for the students was getting to meet with Montgomery County Council members Sidney Katz, George Leventhal and Nancy Navarro. The time spent with the Council members complemented the students’ exposure to the federal government and provided them with the opportunity to learn about the functions and operations of local government.
You can read more about the students’ meeting with the council members here.
Gateway to Georgetown programs are tailored academic training and exchanges for participants from around the world. These programs bring groups of business executives, government officials, and students to Georgetown University for intensive academic instruction, professional networking, and cultural exposure to the United States.