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MHS to select student to study abroad for free
Monroe is hosting five exchange students this year, through three different programs. Pictured, in first row, from left are Rosie Yan (ICES China), Karoline Kvilekval (AFS Norway) and Ann-Marie Toschka (AYA Germany). In second row, from left, are Helle Hoeygilt (AFS Norway) and Krittpoom Damrongsit (AFS Thailand). (Photo supplied)
MONROE - AFS-USA, a leader in international high school student exchange, announced Monroe High School as one of the scholarship recipients for its Global Prep Scholarship award.

The award enables one Monroe High School scholarship applicant to be selected to study abroad for free on an AFS Global Prep Program during the summer of 2016.

Since 1963, Monroe has hosted 142 exchange students in the school and sent 47 local students abroad. This year, AFS exchange students Krittpoom Damrongsit from Thailand and Karoline Kvilekval and Helle Hoeygilt from Norway are bringing new insights to the school and surrounding community. This award acknowledges Monroe for their continued dedication to global learning.

MHS will select a student to receive the award by the spring of 2016. The winner will then embark on a two-week AFS Global Prep program in one of nearly 20 destinations around the world. Together with a group of American teenagers, he or she will experience cultural immersion while focusing on globally relevant topics like environmental sustainability, volunteering, language learning or others.

Monroe students who want to apply for the Global Prep Scholarship should contact English teacher Carolyn Schultz, or Spanish teacher Jennifer Henderson, at MHS. Applications are due Feb. 12.

For information about hosting or traveling with AFS, contact Monroe volunteer Lisa Hendrickson at 608-325-3805 or go to for program information.