Supervisor of World Languages and ESL, Tamar Spitzer, has secured a $10,000 grant from CIEE to start a Council for International Education Exchange program at Montville Township High School.
On November 3, 2022, roughly 15 students and their parents attended a virtual meeting to discuss this new initiative, which Spitzer has introduced to the MTHS World Language students.
"I have worked with this company for ten years and have seen students go on life-changing trips through CIEE," Spitzer said.
CIEE is a global non-profit organization that has been providing academic study abroad opportunities for high school students for over 75 years. The organization awards over $5.4 million in scholarships every summer to students who qualify for both merit and financial need scholarships. CIEE offers four week-long World Language programs (French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, German, Arabic and Japanese), where students can receive 4 college credits through Tulane University. Additionally, CIEE offers programs in Science, International Relations, Arts, Business and Leadership (students can receive 12-50 service hours). Students can choose from 30 destinations in Europe, Asia, Latin America, or Africa.
All high school students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. With the grant, the first 10 applicants will receive $1,000 off the cost of the program. Students who apply by December 1, 2022, will also receive a chance to win a free flight.
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