President’s Day is approaching and one of the ways to celebrate it was with our English language Access class in Niksic. Head of Public Affairs Section Mark Weinberg and students discussed how is President’s Day celebrated in the United States. Weinberg asked students how many U.S. presidents were there, who served the longest, etc. It was a great opportunity to learn about political history and U.S. tradition.
The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, intensive, afterschool English language learning program for talented students sponsored by the Department of State.
Twenty-five students of the last year of primary school and first year of high school from Nikšić were selected for the program based on the program requirements. Over the next two years they will work on improving their English Language skills and gain an appreciation for U.S. culture and democratic values. They will also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future U.S. exchange and study programs. The goal of the program is to empower youth, support diversity and cultural exchange.