Cloquet grad receives full scholarship to teach in Thailand
John Moen, a graduate of Cloquet High School, has been awarded a full scholarship to teach in Thailand, a distinction shared by only 17 people nationwide. AFS Intercultural Programs/USA has been a leader in international high school student exchange for more than 60 years.
Moen will serve as a teacher assistant in Thailand from late May through October, and will gain firsthand knowledge of what it is like to live as a member of a family, school and community in another culture. He was selected for his ability to meet cross-cultural challenges, plan and lead in a classroom environment, represent the United States, and his interest in a Thai Homestay.
Speaking of his reasons for applying for this program, Moen said, “Since I was a little kid I’ve wanted to travel abroad, and the list of countries I’ve wanted to visit has only gotten bigger and bigger. I hope to do so while I am still young, and what better way than to help people while I am doing it? The AFS program allows me to both travel and help the communities I am traveling to.”
Each year, AFS awards more than $3 million in scholarships and financial aid to help make it possible for students to study abroad. AFS also makes it possible for all kinds of families in the United States to have international experiences by hosting outstanding students and teachers from abroad.
For information about AFS scholarships, financial aid, study abroad programs, or how you can host an AFS student from another country or volunteer in your community, call 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit www.afsusa.org.