Future Andégo Language Assistants Sam & Ivy were each recognized with a $2,000 stipend by the American Association of Teacher's of French (AATF) for their commitment to furthering their studies of the French language and Francophone cultures during their gap year in France.
The AATF awards 8-10 of these stipends yearly and Sam & Ivy join Leo (Annecy '21) as the 2nd & 3rd Andégo assistants in 2 years to receive this disctinction!
Sam, a senior at South Salem High School in Salem, OR, impressed the AATF jury with his interest in combining his linguistic talents and cultural curiosity with his aptitude for music by discovering and playing artists like DeBussy.
Ivy, a senior at South Salem High School in Salem, OR, was recognized for her willingness to find avenues to explore and practice her French language skills by hosting French students in the past. Ivy's linguistic talents were also applauded as she speaks Spanish, has received distinction on the National French Test, and has recently picked up German classes.
Whether motivated by a desire to explore the world, solidify your language skills, experience the teaching profession, take a break from the academic track, increase your confidence and independence, or all of the above, a Gap Year is a tremendous avenue for college students to get ahead by getting away!