On June 20th, 2013, College of The Bahamas (COB) student Franktasha Rolle left The Bahamas en route to Mexico for a six-week Spanish Language Immersion program at the Universidad Internacional. Ms. Rolle, a third year student majoring in Business Administration/Accounting, was selected from a shortlist of student attendees at the 2012 Nassau Conference and will attend Spanish and Mexican culture classes, including up to 38 hours of language instruction per week.
The Universidad Internacional program is designed to develop fluency in Spanish conversation by focusing on four main skills: Listening Comprehension, Reading, Conversation, and Writing. Classes run on a “group of five” system, where there are no more than 5 students assigned to one professor, resulting in students getting dedicated and personal attention.
The Spanish Language Immersion initiative is a key component of AIBT’s professional development efforts, of which the Nassau Conference is the centerpiece and also includes six-week paid internships for students at leading financial services companies. The Nassau Conference, as the professional development arm of AIBT, seeks to expose the next generation of leaders to this dynamic and vital sector and help continue the country’s leadership as a global financial services centre.
Photo (L-R): Mr. Jean-Marc Fellay, Past Chairman, AIBT; Mr. Jean-Marc Fellay, Miss Franktasha Rolle, Mrs. Antoinette Russell, Chairperson, Nassau Conference.