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Imagine packing up, leaving your family, friends and home and going overseas to teach language skills for 10 months in another country. Then imagine that your departure comes on the heels of one of the most historical events in your nation’s long history. Needless to say, it has been an interesting year for Alshimaa Nofal. Published in the Laconian Online. Read the article.
What could motivate a young student to leave his family and friends and travel halfway around the world to live with strangers? Ask Sam Hamer. He has done it ... twice! Sam immersed himself in Turkish language and culture as a high-school student through the American Councils' National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. He stayed with a host family in Ankara who treated him like a son and he studied basic Turkish which opened his eyes to alternative cultures and language learning, all the while treating him like a son. Sam continued his language studies and returned to Turkey this summer on a on a fully-funded Critical Language Scholarship (CLS).
American Councils' summer programs recently completed another successful summer session in Eurasia. Nineteen undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. spent eight weeks studying on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Nine students received funding from the U.S. Department State (Title VIII program) and two received scholarships from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays program). In recent years, Tajikistan has become American Councils' largest site for programs in Eurasia. In 2011, four different programs ran simultaneously in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with a total of 33 students.
American Councils for International Education is delighted to announce its first-ever Silent Auction Fundraiser! This event will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 6-9pm, and will be held at American Councils’ Washington DC office at 1828 L Street NW, Suite 1200. Guests will check in at a desk in the lobby level, and then proceed to the party. Bid on over 30 exciting Silent Auction items. Starting bid prices will vary, but will fall within every budget, and be well below the market value of the item. Items include but are not limited to: • Washington Capitals autographed memorabilia • DC United Tickets • $25+ restaurant certificates • 1 year ZipCar membership • Fitness passes (Yoga, Belly Dance, Personal Training)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 6:30 p.m. Under the gracious patronage of His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, and Mrs. Natalia M. Kislyak, and American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. The Honor of your presence is requested at the Special Concert and Dinner Reception Launching the Russian Chamber Art Society's 2011-2012 concert season. The Embassy of the Russian Federation, Golden Hall 2650 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 Individual: $125 RSVP: info@thercas.com To purchase tickets online, go to: