Travel Dates: June 22 - July 11, 2018 Program Dates: June 25 - July 6, 2018

Director: Steve Merkel-Hess (contact)

WIESCO is thrilled to return to Plungė, Lithuania to provide a two-week program for local students ranging in age from 11 to 17.

Plungė is conveniently located about 50 minutes from the Baltic coast, certain to be a weekend excursion for volunteers in 2018. The town is walkable, full of history, and unique architectural sites like Plungė Manor.

Vilnius (the Lithuanian capital) and Riga (Latvian capital) are about equidistant from Plungė.

The students are reasonably proficient to very conversant in English and there is no need for our volunteers to know Lithuanian! You will find that your students and host student assistants will be very eager to show you around town and be interpreters.

Program Director

Steve Merkel-Hess

(319) 338-9128

Steve Merkel-Hess has been with WIESCO's Armenia program since its beginning in 2016. Steve taught elementary and junior high in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Iowa City, Iowa, for 35 years. After retirement he taught junior high and high school for four years at international schools in Egypt, Japan, and Sudan. He joined WIESCO in 2014 as a teacher at our Siauliai, Lithuania program. He enjoys travel and photography.