Algoma District School Board Welcomes
International Students from Spain this September
The Algoma District School Board, in
partnership with Muskoka Language International (MLI), will be welcoming five international students
from Spain this September. The students
will all be in Grade 11, attending the three local high schools, Korah,
Superior Heights and White Pines.
The students are all scholarship winners
through The Fundacion Amancio Ortega (FAO), which was founded in 2013 by Mr.
Amancio Ortega Gaona, the founder of the Zara clothing stores.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HOST FAMILY? If your family is interested in hosting one of these students for the upcoming school year, there will be an information session on Wednesday, May 22nd in the media room at Superior Heights from 7-8 p.m., or you may contact Kristi Ash at MLI directly, at email@example.com or at (416) 420-4318.
The 2013 Educational Culture Project selects
students in their 4th year of high school who want to study in
Canada and the United States. The
program promotes the learning of English and the personal development of young
people by challenging them with total immersion in a new environment, living
with a host family and studying abroad for a full school year. The foundation has grown and now gives out
500 scholarships per year to eligible Spanish students. The scholarship covers 100% of the program,
so students can focus on their studies and make the most of their year abroad.
As part of the program, the students will co-validate their academic results
and count them towards their high school diploma in Spain. The students will be
also be volunteering in the community during their time in Canada.
As homestay is part of the program, Muskoka
Language International (MLI) and their homestay division MLI Homestay are now
canvassing host families in Sault Ste. Marie.
If your family is interested in hosting a student for the upcoming
school year, there will be an information session on Wednesday, May 22nd
in the media room at Superior Heights from 7-8 p.m., or you may contact Kristi
Ash at MLI directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (416) 420-4318.
ADSB Director Reece noted, “This
is a wonderful opportunity for both our students and our hosted students, as
they will learn not only academics, but also from one another about culture,
language, food and travelling abroad. It
will demonstrate to our students that being a ‘Confident learner, caring
citizen’ has no geographical boundaries.
We are looking forward to welcoming these learners into our schools and
into our community.”
Partner / Managing Director at CISS MLI noted: “We are very pleased to be entering into a new partnership with Algoma
District School Board. Sault Ste. Marie
is a perfect community for our international students, and we look forward to
watching the relationships and collaborative learning develop between the
students, host families and the community at large.”