Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) offers 13-20-year-olds teens exposure to American culture, language, and values through a dynamic program of classroom instruction and extracurricular activities. 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.
Access in Algeria is part of a global U.S. State Department program that has trained 95,000 students in more than 85 countries since its launch in 2004.
In Algeria, World Learning conducts the project in coordination with 14 local schools in Annaba, Alger, Batna, Bechar, Blida, Bouira, El Oued, Médea, Mostaganem, Oran, Ouargla, Sétif, Tamanrasset, and Adrar (Timimoun). Seven more sites will be added later in 2017.