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We would like to invite you to our panel discussion at AATSP 2016, where we will discuss the National Examination in World Languages: Portuguese. Endorsed by the College Board, NEWL is an online proficiency exam for high school students pursuing advanced college placement or credit.

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Now in its 12th successful year, the Kennedy-Lugar Exchange and Study (YES) program concluded its most recent exchange year with a Capitol Hill reception worthy of its students’ achievements. Hosted by YES co-founder Senator Richard Lugar (retired), U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan, and American Councils President Dan Davidson, students, partners, and YES supporters were in full force to applaud the energetic group of students from 13 countries.

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Each summer, semester, and academic year, students from colleges and universities all across the U.S. aspire to study abroad and immerse themselves in another culture. For many students, it’s a wish unfulfilled. Summer is for working, for helping out the family, for unpaid internships, or for summer courses in core subjects. In other words: it may be a respite from the academic year, but it’s not necessarily a vacation.

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This article was originally published in The Atlantic
 

By Emily Deruy

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The U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition will hold a webinar on Tuesday, June 14 at 2 p.m. (ET) featuring research on dual language immersion in the Portland Public Schools. Webinar guests include researchers Dr. Robert Slater (American Councils for International Education), Jennifer Steele (American University), Jennifer Li (RAND), and Michael Bacon (Portland Public Schools).

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