Šiauliai

Lithuania

No longer accepting volunteers

Travel Dates: June 16 – July 3, 2017 Program Dates: June 19 – 30, 2017

Director: Lee Konczak (contact)

WIESCO returns to Šiauliai for the seventh consecutive year and we’d like to have you join us for a very enriching and fun experience!

The program is for middle and high school students, ages 12 to 17, with a solid background in English. The objective is to improve and enhance their overall skills in English through interactive classes in the mornings and a variety of fun activities in the afternoons. Students that attend this program are highly motivated, bright, and eager to learn. They take pride in sharing their Lithuanian culture with the American teachers and student assistants.

Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania with a population of just over 100,000. The school, Šiaulių Didždvario gimnazija, is highly respected for its foreign language curriculum and its International Baccalaureate Program.

The school facilities are excellent and there is plenty of space for teaching as well as for a variety of activities. The school is located in the center of town near many museums, cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping. The famous “Hill of Crosses” is just outside the city.

Teachers are housed in a dormitory with individual rooms. The dormitory is about a fifteen minute walk from the school.

Teachers should plan to arrive in Riga, Latvia by 3PM on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. In addition to teaching or being a student assistant, volunteers will have the opportunity to go on several outings plus a two day excursion to Riga, Latvia after the completion of the program. Departure from Riga is scheduled for July 3rd, 2017.

Program Director

Lee Konczak

lee@wiesco.org

(352) 753-2876

Lee Konczak has been a teacher and director for WIESCO and its predecessor since 1990. To date, he has taught/directed with WIESCO eight times.

During his growing up years, Lee was fortunate to have experienced a rural and urban environment. He lived and attended schools in central Wisconsin and in Chicago.

After serving in the U. S. Navy, he attended UW-Milwaukee and received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Social Work. Lee earned a Master’s Degree in Education during his working career. He has worked as a school social worker, a university instructor, a director of inpatient programs, a clinical instructor, a surveyor of psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment programs, and as a psychotherapist.

Lee is married, has three children and six grandchildren. His interests include traveling, genealogy, biking, golf, and reading. He currently resides in Florida.