U.S. Consul General in Merida Sonya Tsiros congratulated 38 selected students of the U.S. government’s English Access Microscholarship Program. The Access Program is a special scholarship program that provides a foundation of English language skills for 14 – 18 year- old students worldwide through afterschool classes and intensive summer learning activities. In Mexico, students also learn basic computer skills. Access students acquire strong English abilities, gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and gain the ability to compete for and participate in future U.S. exchange and study programs.
Consul General Tsiros said, “I would like to congratulate the 38 students selected to participate in the Access program. You have an extraordinary opportunity that many other students may never have. I urge you to make the most of it. ”
Ms. Tsiros thanked UADY Dean Alfredo Dajer, Faculty of Education director Julieta Guerrero Walker, and General Academic Development Director Jose Williams for all their support with the program.
Since its inception in 2004, approximately 95,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access Program. This is the fourth year of the program in Mexico and in Yucatan with the partnership of UADY. For the first time, the Access Program will have a group of students in the southern part of Merida and one at the Faculty of Education.