Fifty students and teachers from Podgorica and Rozaje who participate in the State Department-funded English Language Access Program came together at Ivanova korita for their joint summer camp June 20-25!
U.S. Embassy Podgorica Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo welcomed the students and started the conversation about exploration of culture, diversity, and tolerance, an overarching topic of this year’s summer gathering. Access groups Podgorica and Rozaje also hosted our U.S. Marines, for a great sports afternoon!
To finish things off in a true spirit of summer camp tradition, we made some s’mores together with our Access students. It was an opportunity for students to chat in English with our Fulbright English Teaching Assistants Aurora de Peralta and John Redos about culture and how it defines and connects us, as well as to play some typical U.S. summer camp games.
The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, intensive, afterschool English language learning program for talented students sponsored by the Department of State. 46 students from Podgorica and Rozaje were selected for the program based on the program requirements. Over two years they are working to improve their English Language skills and gaining an appreciation for U.S. culture and democratic values. The goal of the program is to empower youth, support diversity and promote cultural exchange.
Stay tuned for more good news in September. Until then, enjoy your summer vacation!