SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, September 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo of Tenerife facilitates training abroad for 279 schoolchildren through linguistic immersion scholarships with the departure of several groups of students who have traveled to Ireland, Canada, the United States and France to carry out their studies during the current school year .
The Minister of Employment and Education, Efraín Medina, highlights in a note the importance of these scholarships because they provide youth with “a unique experience that goes beyond traditional classrooms.”
In his opinion, “linguistic and cultural immersion in foreign countries enriches their lives and gives them valuable skills for a successful academic and professional future.”
At the same time, he remembers that “it is an important commitment to young people with an investment that is around 3.7 million euros and that has been growing every year.”
For his part, the Youth Councilor, Serafín Mesa, highlights the importance of this unique experience as a vital experience for Tenerife youth: “Language immersion not only provides them with linguistic skills, but also helps them grow as individuals, to gain confidence and to understand the world from a broader perspective.
A total of 235 fourth-year ESO students benefit from linguistic immersion scholarships with stays in Ireland, Canada and France as part of a program that seeks to strengthen their linguistic and cultural competencies as well as contribute to the development of their autonomy.
In addition, 35 of the selected students will spend a full academic year in Ireland for the first time.
On the other hand, 44 of the selected students will travel to Cincinnati and Kentucky with the aim of taking in person one of the four credits necessary to obtain the United States Bachelor’s degree.
These students are studying a dual baccalaureate that, after two school years, allows them to have a Spanish and an American degree.
The submission period to apply for linguistic immersion scholarships for Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate students in the 2024/2025/2026 school year is open until October 13.
These scholarships allow students to study languages in Canada, Ireland, the United States and France under three different modalities that include annual and quarterly stays.
The information can be consulted at the Cabildo’s electronic headquarters (https://sede.tenerife.es) and in citizen service offices (https://www.tenerife.es/portalcabtfe/es/atencion-ciudadana).
The three modalities offered are the academic year scholarships and quarterly scholarships, intended for students who are in 3rd year of ESO during the 2023/2024 school year, and the dual scholarships, intended for students who are in 4th year of ESO during the course. school 2023/2024.
Regarding the academic year scholarships, there are 30 scholarships that are intended for those who complete the 3rd year of Compulsory Secondary Education during the 2023/2024 school year and consist of accommodation with a family and attendance at an educational center in Ireland for the entire duration. of the 2024/2025 academic year for those studying the fourth level of Compulsory Secondary Education.
Likewise, the program offers 210 quarterly scholarships that are distributed in Canada (120), Ireland (60) and France (30) for those who complete the 3rd year of Compulsory Secondary Education during the 2023/2024 school year and consist of family accommodation and assistance to an educational center in the network of the destination country for the duration of the program from the beginning of the 2024/2025 academic year for those studying the fourth level of Compulsory Secondary Education.
About the dual scholarships, these are 100 scholarships that are distributed in the United States (50) and Canada (50), a course with combined face-to-face and online characteristics aimed at obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in the United States or Canada.
Thus, they are intended for those who, during the 2024/2025 and 2025/2026 school periods, respectively, take the first and second levels of Baccalaureate and include a stay of a minimum of four weeks in the corresponding country, during the vacation period of summer between the two Baccalaureate courses.
In this way, those who complete the 4th year of Compulsory Secondary Education during the 2023/2024 school year may apply for this scholarship.