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FLEX Alumni Meet with Gori Access Students

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 30 Sep 2011

On September 30, Access Program in Gori hosted three FLEX program alumni: Lika Okropiridze, Mariam Ghvamichava and Maka Mukhadze. The purpose of the enrichment activity was to increase the motivation of Access Program students to learn English in order to become participants of FLEX-like international exchange programs and return to their communities as the bearers and followers of western democratic values.

The guests spoke of their experiences living with American host families and studying in American high schools. Maka Mukhadze showed the Year Book published by the Pine Forest High School, where she studied for a year. She explained that Year Books are made and edited by students themselves and remarked that she took an active part in developing the one she held in her hands. Access students discovered that the Year Book was filled with numerous stories about the school life and various clubs functioning at school. They read a couple of stories aloud and discussed them together with the FLEX alumni.

Mariam Ghvamichava delivered a PowerPoint presentation about her active school life at Riverdale High School in Ohio. She spoke about her experience as a member of the school music band, which played on special occasions such as Spirit Week and Quiz Bowl. She also shared her impressions of the Prom.

The meeting was concluded with the Q&A panel, during which the Access Program students asked multiple questions not only about the life in America, but also about what the FLEX alumni are going to do with their lives in Georgia and how a visit in America changed their future plans.


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