Our 6 intrepid Junior Achievers spent two weeks in the UK this July and had the most incredible time. They visited Portsmouth, Windsor, Oxford, Brighton and Stonehenge .... as well as Althorp Estate, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, Tate Modern, the Globe Theater (to see Hamlet), Eton College, Imperial War Museum, Southbank Center, the London Eye and finally the British American Business Council for a talk on Brexit. Not bad for 12 days....
Our student attend a British Studies Summer program hosted by ACS International Schools. This program is in its 20th year and welcomes 20 students a year from across the USA. BAFTX is the only Texas-based organization that participates in this program.
Thanks to our donors, we are able to ensure that no student has any financial outlay for this scholarship. BAFTX funds travel, transfers, accommodation, entry fees, passport fees etc. Our scholars come from very low income households and it's important that this program is accessible to those who deserve it the most.
For anyone with the slightest doubt as to the incredible value of this program, read what our Junior Achievers say here.
Ngoc, one of this year's Junior Achievers told us "the biggest takeaway was certainly that I can excel at being independent. This trip has been life-changing not only that I was seeing pretty sights around me but it was more confidence in myself and my abilities to rise above my insecurities and self-consciousness. My future feels brighter and I feel brighter."