Wilson Language Travel Grants


Criteria for selection:

  1. The student will have an established track record of excellence as confirmed by his language teachers and other teachers. The student will have shown exceptional potential and improvement or maintained superior performance in the language.
  2. The student will have a keen interest in both the language and the culture of the country whose language he is studying and will demonstrate such interest consistently in class.
  3. The student commits to solely use the target language throughout the travel and continue his language study at MBA, including the AP level, if he is eligible.
  4. The student will demonstrate sufficient fluency in the language to be able to interact effectively with native speakers. Latin students should be able to sight read intermediate passages.
  5. The student will, upon his return, use his language skills to enhance academic and extracurricular life at MBA and in the larger community with a particular project.
 
Other considerations:

  1. Students who do not already have a valid passport should begin the application process before submitting an application.
  2. Students should be aware that some programs may not be all-inclusive and may require additional fees. Any costs beyond those listed on the application will not be covered by this grant.
  3. Payments and arrangements are made through Montgomery Bell Academy in association with its travel agent and in communication with the programs selected.

Students are expected to research their programs of choice listed on the main page before completing the application. In rare cases, other programs may be considered if a student finds one of particular interest that meets the criteria as established by the Montgomery Bell Academy Foreign Languages Department.

Students on international travel programs may not delay or extend their in-country stay. All students must travel together as a group to and from the country.

Students need to be cognizant of additional costs in case quoted prices are not all inclusive. If any doubt exists, please contact the program before submitting the grant application, since the requested amount in the application will not be increased.

Travel Programs Available:

Chinese
Beijing No.4 High School & World Leading School Association 
  • Travel dates set by MBA. Generally travel is from mid June to mid July. Official dates will be confirmed by early April by Ms. Zhang

French
Bordeaux Exchange
  • Travel dates set by MBA. Generally travel is from early June to early July. Official dates will be confirmed by mid to late March by Mr. Trotter.

German
Wiesbaden Exchange
  • Travel dates set by MBA. Generally travel is from mid June to mid July. Official dates will be confirmed by early March by Mr. Dougherty.

Latin – For students in Latin III or higher
Paideia Institute 
  • Travel dates set by Paideia. Please consult their website for more information regarding dates of travel.
University of Dallas 
  • Travel dates set by the University of Dallas. Please consult their website for more information regarding dates of travel.

Spanish

For study in Spain:
Estudio Sampere – Salamanca, Spain 
  • Three week study program followed by one week travel with an MBA teacher. Travel dates set by MBA. Generally travel is from late May / early June to early July. Official dates will be confirmed by late January by Sr. Paolicchi.
  • Travel dates set by LITA. Please consult their website for more information regarding dates of travel.

For study in Latin America:
Amigos de las Américas 
  • Only four-week programs are considered, Travel dates set by Amigos de las Américas. Please consult their website for more information regarding dates of travel.
Colombia Exchange 
  • Travel dates set by MBA. Generally travel is from late May to mid June. Official dates will be confirmed by mid February by Mrs. Victoria.
The Experiment in International Living 
  • Only four-week programs are considered. Travel dates are set by the Experiment in International Living. Please consult their website for more information regarding dates of travel.
Student Diplomacy Corps
  • Only four-week programs to Mexico, Uruguay, or Chile are considered. This is a unique program, so please consult with Sra. Victoria in Carter 32 prior to making this one of your official selections.
  • Travel dates are set by Student Diplomacy Corps. Please consult their website for more information regarding dates of travel.

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