Volunteers needed for 2023

June 23 - July 8, 2023

Contact: Robert M. Pine  ...  rmpine@wiesco.org


WIESCO returns to Siauliai for its eighth year, and you're invited to join us for a fun-filled and enriching experience!

About Siauliai

Siauliai 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 International Baccalaureate Program. 

Siauliai is known as the gateway to the Hill of Crosses, a symbol of Lithuania's non-violent struggle for freedom from the Soviet regime. Volunteers will have the opportunity to visit this powerful and meaningful site located only 12 kilometers north of the city.  Siauliai is also convenient to Vilnius, Lithuania, and Riga, Latvia, for flights and personal travel.

The Siauliai tourism center has an informative website featuring places to see and things to do in the city.  

About the program

   The Siauliai program is for middle and high school students who have a good 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.

   Everything is done to immerse them in using the English language in an everyday context.

   Students who attend this program are highly motivated, bright, and eager to learn about America, and they take pride in sharing their Lithuanian culture with the American teachers.

The school facilities are excellent, with 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. 


Getting There

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Robert M. Pine


Robert is the president of WIESCO.  He has been a volunteer with WIESCO since 2007 with his personal focus on Poland and Lithuania; the two countries of his ancestors.  In addition to directing many student programs in both countries, and visiting scores of schools in Poland during the academic year to engage with students in English conversation, he has also led special programs and workshops for Polish teachers of English to expand their range of teaching techniques.