The Education Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the implementation of educational activities of the Association, with the aim of accompanying our members during the process of adaptation to a new country; we want to be an unconditional support and offer high quality programs that help them make a transition of personal, academic and professional life.
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Language courses for adults
We offer Spanish, English and French classes for adults in a wide variety of levels. The groups are small and the themes are adapted to the needs of our members. Classes are face-to-face and held at the IDB Family Association headquarters in Bethesda, MD. We have two semesters of classes per year and registrations can be done in our Open House. IDB Family Association members have free parking service.
Spanish courses for children
We know that for children to learn and maintain their mother tongue in a foreign country is not an easy task, so we give our youngest members the opportunity to reinforce and practice their Spanish in our facilities. We offer courses on weekdays and Saturdays at a variety of levels. Classes are face-to-face and are held at the IDB Family Association headquarters in Bethesda, MD. We have two semesters of classes per year and registrations can be done in our 'Open House'. IDB Family Association members have free parking service.
Road to College
We offer a series of talks with useful advice on the process of admission to the University, financial aid and scholarship opportunities in the United States. Our goal is to support parents by teaching them to take full advantage of the benefits offered, so that the transition process to the university is easier for all the members of the family.
Teen Summer Program
It is a summer program for teenagers offered annually by the IDB Family Association, the IMF Family Association, and the World Bank Family Network. During three weeks in the months of June and July, the children of the employees of these three organizations have the opportunity to learn about the roles of each of these international institutions through the preparation of projects, participation in talks and interviews with specialists, and in turn gain a memorable educational experience. This activity is exclusive for the adolescent children of the partners employed by the IDB, IMF and WB. For more information click here.
We are always attentive to the requests and recommendations of our members and we constantly organize activities related to educational topics that respond to their needs and support them during their adaptation process.
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