Glastonbury Public Schools World Language

Venezuelan Partnership

Rita A. Oleksak, Director of World Languages/ELL, presents a plaque to the Venezuelan Partnership students and chaperones celebrating 10 years of partnerships (2008-2018).

Each year since 2008 we have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to host a group of Venezuelan visitors from Caracas, Venezuela. Students and teachers from El Avila School have joined our Smith Middle School community during the month of May.

The Venezuelan students are paired with sixth or seventh grade hosts who help them learn more about Gideon Welles School or Smith Middle School. The Venezuelan teachers also enrich our classrooms by co-planning instruction and presentations in Spanish classes as well as other subjects.

Applications for the 2021 Venezuelan Partnership are NOT YET AVAILABLE.

The Venezuelan Partnership for the 2020-2021 school year has been postponed. We will be monitoring the situation in Venezuela in hopes of hosting in the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Completed applications should be submitted to Sra. Villanueva at Smith Middle School or Srta. Efthimiou at Gideon Welles.

  • Completed applications for Smith Middle School are due to Sra. Villanueva NO LATER than 2:35pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

  • Completed applications for Gideon Welles School are due to Srta. Efthimiou NO LATER than 2:35pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

  • No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

  • Please read all of the following documents carefully, and complete all parts of the application.

  • Failure to complete all portions of the application result in disqualification.

  • Please complete all forms with care.

Teacher Recommendation Form

Online Application