U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM) officially presided over the graduation of participants in a two-year Access Microscholarship Program in Rožaje on September 10.
The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, intensive, afterschool English-language learning program for outstanding students sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Twenty-one 16 -18 year-old students from Rožaje participated in the program. Beginning in October 2017, the students undertook 360 hours of interactive English language learning activities, including two summer camps, with the goal of improving their communication skills and developing their leadership potential. The students also gained an understanding of U.S. culture and democratic values and strengthened the skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
The U.S. Embassy launched its first Access Microscholarship Program in Montenegro in December 2015 in Nikšić, followed by a program in Podgorica. The Rožaje program is the third. An ongoing Access Program in Nikšić is in its second year and the Embassy is looking into launching an additional Access Program in cooperation with ELTAM.