Make a Difference! Help to Select Scholarship Exchange Students


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

American Councils for International Education1828 L Street NWSuite 1200Washington, DC 20036


About

Discouraged by the state of world affairs? Wish you could do something to help effect positive change? American Councils is seeking volunteers to evaluate scholarship applications of high school students from 23 countries in Europe and Eurasia. If you are interested in contributing to cross-cultural communication and understanding and want to learn about these cultures and countries through the eyes of their young people, this opportunity is for you. American Councils also offers the opportunity to evaluate applications from U.S. students to spend a year abroad immersing themselves in critical languages,

The U.S. Department of State-funded FLEX ( http://discoverflex.org), YES ( www.yesprograms.org), and NSLI-Y ( http://www.nsliforyouth.org) programs provide high school students with the opportunity to travel to the U.S. or abroad for an academic year or summer where they live with a host family and attend school. To date, more than 34,500 students have received scholarships to participate in the FLEX and YES programs and more than 5,000 students have received NSLI-Y scholarships to study abroad.

Volunteers must participate in a 1.5 day training session to prepare them to evaluate student applications. Subsequently, hours are flexible. Evaluation of applications begins November 2016 and will be completed by March 2017.

For details, visit http://discoverflex.org/news-and-events/volunteer-opportunities/, or contact us at 202.833.7522 or volunteer@americancouncils.org

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • There is no minimum time commitment.
  • Volunteers must be located in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
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