U.S. Government-Supported Access English Language Program Successfully Completes in Podgorica

U.S. Embassy Charge D’ Affaires Gordon Duguid, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), officially closed a two-year Access Microscholarship Program in Podgorica, Montenegro, on August 29.

Charge Duguid on stage

The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, intensive, afterschool English-language learning program for talented students sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  Twenty-five 14-16 years old students from Podgorica, Tuzi and Golubovci, who met the program criteria, participated in the program.

Since December 2016, the students completed 360 hours of interactive English language learning activities, including two summer camps, with an aim of improving their communication skills and developing their leadership potential.  The students also gained an appreciation for U.S. culture and democratic values and strengthened skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

Access Students on stage

The U.S. Embassy launched the first Access Microscholarship Program in Montenegro in December 2015 to support youth empowerment and leadership.  Access Program Podgorica group is the second one to graduate in Montenegro. Currently, Access Program in Rozaje is in its second year of implementation and the Embassy is looking forward to soon launching another Access Program in cooperation with ELTAM.

Access Students on stage