The HEI celebrated its 20th Anniversary this year with a big bang. On November 7th the International Festival, which may be one of the International Festivals in the world for English schools. The festival had more than 1,200 visitors and students participating, in Orlando Florida.
To celebrate the anniversary the Institute also had a worldwide scholarship contest, which had hundreds of entries. Contestants had to submit an essay themed “How has American culture influenced the world in the last century,” and then after the 20 finalists were chosen, they submitted a short video for the final selection which was made by the Education Department and Directors of the institute.
The grand prize winners were announced at the Festival by Jerry Docarmo the CEO of Harvest live via Facebook and Instagram.
The Winners were as follows.
From Spain, Franciso Lorenzo. Won a Scholarship to study 16 weeks at the Newark, NJ Campus.
From Israel, Arbel Gusman. Won a Scholarship to study 16 weeks at the Orlando Campus.
From Peru, Kattya Milagros. Won a Scholarship to study 16 weeks at the Orlando Campus.
From Brasil, Lucas Santos. Won a Scholarship to study 16 weeks at the Orlando Campus.
These students received 16 weeks of free instruction at these campuses including all of the materials for the program and they have one year from the date of the festival to claim their scholarship.
The Festival also had the presence of three major starts from Latin America, Guilherme Berenguer, Luigi Baricelli, and Bruna Di Tulio, who hosted the event and announced the winning countries.
In the morning the winning country was announced by actor and Entrepreneur Luigi Baricelli. The winner was Egypt, lead by Teacher Jennifer a level 5 group.
In the evening the winning country was announced by actor and producer Guilherme Berenguer and Actress Bruna Di Tulio. The winner was Venezuela, lead by Teacher Sabrina a level 2.
The event was sponsored by Full Sail University, Shore Light Education, Assureline Insurance and Origo Media.
The mission of the institute has Always been to immerse students in the American culture and make them linguistically proficient, but this time students had the opportunity to share their culture, food, and traditions presented 100% in English.
We look forward to next years’ festival!