During the past year, the National Spanish Examination awarded scholarships for teacher study abroad to four AATSP members who administer the National Spanish Examinations. The scholarships totaled $12,120. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must commit to participate in the study abroad program in Spain or Costa Rica for four weeks in July. Applicants agree to document their experiences through maintaining a blog to be shared with other AATSP colleagues via the National Spanish Exam website.
The recipients of the teacher study abroad scholarships in Spain are:
- Nicoletta Villa-Sella who teaches at The Linsly School in Wheeling, WV.
- Asha Bandal who teaches at St. Christopher's School in Richmond, VA.
The recipients of the teacher study abroad scholarships in Costa Rica are:
- Stephanie Sinchak who teaches at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, IL.
- Isabel Buckner who teaches at Southeast Career Technical Academy in Las Vegas, NV.