WorldChicago seeks a Chicago host family for the remainder of the academic year for an exchange student from Kyrgyzstan, who came to Chicago through the prestigious Future Leaders Exchange Program of the U.S. Department of State.
Manas, 17, is sociable, articulate, and thoughtful, and speaks English very well. He currently attends Taft High School on the northwest side of the city, where his favorite subjects are English, mathematics, and computer science. He’s a natural leader who, as one of his teachers described, “can find a common language with any person.” He enjoys soccer, cooking, aikido, reading, and music of all genres. Manas lives with his parents and two siblings in Jalal-Abad, a small town that played host to travelers for thousands of years as a central passageway along the ancient Silk Road. He is excited to be living his dream of visiting the United States and looks forward to sharing the customs and culture of Kyrgyzstan, while also learning about ours.
A host family is needed from January to June 2013. Host families provide a bed, meals, and transportation to and from school. Students receive a monthly stipend for spending money, and an additional stipend for school-related expenses. If you are interested in welcoming Manas to your family, please contact Maria Krasinski, Youth & Professional Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.254.1800 x102.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2013 IRAQI YOUNG LEADERS EXCHANGE PROGRAM
July 12-August 5, 2013
Application Deadline: January 6, 2013
Description: In partnership with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning, WorldChicago is now recruiting Chicago-area high school students ages 15 to 17 to participate in the 2013 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, based in the United States. During this 3.5-week, fully-funded program, Iraqi and American teenagers will travel together to multiple American cities to explore the themes of civic responsibility, community development, global issues, leadership, and diversity, with the goal of promoting mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between the United States and Iraq.
The program begins in Brattleboro, Vermont at the SIT Graduate Institute, followed by two weeks with host families across the U.S., and concludes with a civic education week in Washington, DC. Participants will focus on the program themes through site meetings, experiential learning activities, leadership trainings, civic participation, mentoring by community, business, and NGO leaders, volunteering, cultural events, and outdoor leadership activities.
Questions? Please contact Maria Krasinski, Youth & Professional Programs Manager, email@example.com or 312-254-1800 x102.
For complete program information, visit:http://blogs.worldlearning.org/iylep/. To apply now, link here.
Pursuant to its mission, the National Spanish Examination (NSE), a division of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), is commited to recognizing student achievement and promoting language proficiency in the study of Spanish. To this end, NSE offers the following scholarships and awards to its students:
For 8th, 9th and 10th grade students:
NSE offers Global Citizen Scholarships
Application Deadline: February 15
For 11th grade students:
NSE offers Junior Travel Awards
Application Deadline: February 15
For 12th grade students:
NSE offers Scholarships for High School Seniors
Application Deadline: May 15
Click here to see a list of Colleges and Universities where NSE winners have used scholarships
Click on any of the above links for more information regarding the scholarships and awards.
This culminating experience for 24 Payton students of French will take them on a week-long tour of the Alsace region of France, to the historic city of Strasbourg, to our sister school in Erstein, and to the surrounding villages where Payton students will be hosted by local students and their families, during March or April 2014. These life-long relationships will begin long before that trip to France, when our exchange partners from our sister school Le Lycée Marguérite Yourcenar will be hosted by Payton families for 2 weeks in October, 2013. The doors to these life-long friendships will begin as soon as student selection is completed on both sides of the Atlantic (January 2013), soon after which the nouveaux amis will start communicating via escargot mail, email, Facebook, and Skype (as of February 2013). In addition, while in France, Payton students will have an opportunity to visit the City of Lights -- Paris-- for a 2-day excursion. Students in Français 3 and above are eligible to apply.
A message board to keep the Payton community up-to-date on international and local events and programs that promote global thinking. Key deadlines and info sessions come up quickly in the fall. Use the Travel Tracker to take stock of opportunities and deadlines by month.