English Access Microscholarship

English Access Microscholarship

Economically-disadvantaged youth from Eastern and Southeastern Europe study English through after-school classes and intensive sessions.

The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Access gives participants English skills that may lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study in the United States.

Since its inception in 2004, approximately 150,000 students in more than 80 countries have participated in the Access Program. American Councils currently administers Access in Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Funded by

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

Program Funding

Fully funded


High school students from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Moldova