Students can apply for chance to learn about, visit Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Echo Foundation invites Charlotte-Mecklenburg public and private high school students in grades 9 through 11 to apply for a chance to learn about and visit Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Twelve students will be chosen as 2016 Footsteps Global Initiative Student Ambassadors.

The program runs from January through July and culminates with a two-week trip to the country, including visits to such cities as Dubrovnik, where “Game of Thrones” is filmed, and Sarajevo, site of the 1984 Winter Olympics.

The program fee is $10,000 per student, and scholarships are available.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 23. The application is at www.echofoundation.org.

Joe Marusak