San Jose, December 7th, 2017
U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day celebrated the graduation of 121 students from the English Access Microscholarship and CARSI English programs that the U.S. government sponsors and the Binational Center imparts in Costa Rica.
After two years of efforts and dedication, these students graduated with an intermediate advanced English proficiency which allows them to speak, understand, read and write in English.
The English Access Microscholarship was inaugurated in Costa Rica on October 2009 to date more than one thousand students have benefitted in different communities countrywide (Pavas, Desamparados, Limón, Alajuelita, San Ramón, Ipís, Guápiles, Puntarenas, Heredia, Guadalupe, Liberia, Cartago, Tibás y Alajuela). The U.S. government has granted approximately USD 1.4 million in scholarships for students from public high schools in Costa Rica.