Alberdingk Thijm Scholen has established a fund in remembrance of the late Robert Storms (1938 - 2001). Robert Storms was an educational pioneer, who in 1989 set up the first bilingual programme in the Netherlands at the international department of the Alberdingk Thijm College (ATC). Till this very day Alberdingk Thijm Scholen has remained in the vanguard of new developments in the fields of bilingualism and internationalisation. Therefore, the Robert Storms Foundation provides financial support for motivated students with study abroad plans.
Gap Year, partnership with AFS and student projects
All students of ATC, Laar & Berg and IS Hilversum in havo 4, vwo 5 or IB DP-1 are eligible for financial assistance in their going abroad plans. The Robert Storms Foundation offers several opportunities:
1. Gap Year South Africa
For a number of years Alberdingk Thijm Scholen foundation has maintained a unique exchange program with a number of prominent schools in South Africa. After their graduation, students can spend a year applying themselves as teacher assistants, while staying on campus of a South African school. The added benefit lies in the fact that the selected applicants will have their travel expenses and accommodation paid for by the Robert Storms Foundation. Read more about this gap year program
2. Exchange year with AFS
AFS is partner of the Alberdingk Thijm Scholen. Students from Alberdingk Thijm Scholen who participate in an exchange program of AFS can be eligible for financial assistance of a maximum of € 2.000. AFS is an international non profit organisation which supports intercultural exchange of students all over the world (www.afs.nl). Please scroll down this page to find the application Form.
3. Student Projects
If you are a student at one of the Alberdingk Thijm Scholen and you want to participate with fellow students from your own school or from other schools from Alberdingk Thijm Scholen in an international project? You might be eligible for funding from the Robert Storms Foundation. An example is the World Scholar's Cup. Students from ATC and Laar & Berg participated in this.
If you want to apply for funding from the Robert Storms Foundation, please contact the head of your school and/or contact Marlies Eijsink or Johan Peereboom for more information.
Blogs and Photogalleries:
Read the blog from Thijs Kelder (Laar & Berg): http://thijs-in-za.weebly.com Read the Blog from Janneke Delwel (IS Hilversum): jannesdelwel.tumblr.com