111 students from Brazilian publics school take part in English immersion in Brasilia

“English Immersion USA” is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and its Consulates in Brazil.  More than 1330 students have participated in the program.

 

One hundred and eleven students from Brazilian public schools are participating, from July 1 to 5, in an English Immersion program “English Immersion USA” – sponsored by the United States Embassy and its Consulates in Brazil.  In this thirteenth edition of the program, all Brazilian states and the Federal District are represented in Brasilia for a week totally immersed in American culture with plenty of time to practice their English.

During the program, students will attend conversation, history and geography classes, play sports and learn about American culture and cuisine.  In addition, all of the participating students will present an action plan in social entrepreneurship to be implemented in their respective communities, using their experience and learnings from the immersion week in Brasília.  All activities will be conducted in English so that the participants can develop their skills in the language and deepen their knowledge of the cultural diversity of the United States.

The selectees are between 15 and 18 years old, are all engaged in social projects in their communities, have academic excellence and were semifinalists of the selection process to the Youth Ambassadors Program in 2019.  All expenses, such as air transportation, accommodation, health insurance, meals, and cultural programming, are sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and its consulates in Brazil.

Photos of the program are available on the Flickr site: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmEHtQGY

Media outlets interested in interviewing English Immersion Program participants should contact the Press Office at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia.

For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.