LaGuardia Community College’s Heritage Language Scholar Program capitalizes on today’s demand for workers who embrace our diverse, interconnected, globalized world: creative thinkers who are culturally aware self-starters and can work as part of a team. Heritage Language Scholar Program 2014-15 With the support of The Henry Luce Foundation, our World Pathways project taps the potential of a select group of twelves exceptional students who are heritage language speakers—students who have learned Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish or Arabic at home—to expand their heritage language skills and cultural understanding to become “world citizens.” Through language sessions, leadership workshops and cultural outings, dedicated faculty mentors and guest speakers guide the Heritage Language scholars in a 15-month program designed to enhance heritage language proficiency and cultural knowledge, which culminates in an internship at an international-facing corporation or organization based on each individual student’s professional interest, background and qualifications. Become an Internship Partner Organizations whose operations rely on bilingual workers with multicultural expertise are ideal partners to provide internship opportunities for our Heritage Language scholars as they develop the needed skills to compete and win in the international business world. Our multilingual students, with their determination and diligence, have much to offer potential employers, whether in the corporate world, government service or nonprofit sector. Join us as we seek to expand students’ horizons and create world citizens for the 21st century global workforce.
To share your expertise as a guest speaker, contact: Lara Moon Program Director LaGuardia Community College 718-482-5991 firstname.lastname@example.org