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4 December 2014

Access program brings US Consul General to University to celebrate Thanksgiving activity

Last Friday November 28th, students from the Access program and the US Consul General came to the University to celebrate a Thanksgiving activity.

The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Bethlehem University’s Institute for Community Partnership (ICP) through AMIDEAST.  It is not just a language program; it provides a foundation of English language skills to talented high school students from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions.

The students in the Access program engage in community service and cultural activities, they learn public speaking, and build other job-related skills.  The program seeks to develop the English language skills and capabilities of promising students and provides them an opportunity to participate in a substantive program of private English language training.

BU Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed the guests and highlighted the importance of these activities for the development of high school students. He pointed out that several students who participated in the program now study at Bethlehem University.

His Excellency the Consul General Michael Ratney, took part in the various games and activities organized by the students. The high school students presented the Consul General with several meticulously handmade gifts as a way to thank him.



Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine