• 23 2017 March

    Reminiscing About My Summer In India

    During my summer immersion in Indore, India, I encountered a sensory explosion of colors, scents, sounds and images that I would like to share. The crowds, hustle and bustle that surrounded me made an indelible impression. The richness and diversity

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    Group picture of NSLI-Y students in India

    During my summer immersion in Indore, India, I encountered a sensory explosion of colors, scents, sounds and images that I would like to share. The crowds, hustle and bustle that surrounded me made an indelible impression. The richness and diversity

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  • 16 2017 March

    Becoming a Family in the Kitchen

    During my time in Russia, one of my favorite activities was cooking with my host family. My host mother was an excellent cook. I looked forward to every opportunity to cook with her as she made magic happen in the

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    During my time in Russia, one of my favorite activities was cooking with my host family. My host mother was an excellent cook. I looked forward to every opportunity to cook with her as she made magic happen in the

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  • 16 2017 March

    NSLI-Y Students Share Study Abroad Experience in Chinese

    Last summer the University of Minnesota NSLI-Y Chinese students had the opportunity to serve on a panel hosted by Education USA, a U.S. Department of State network that promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world. The event was conducted

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    Picture of NSLI-Y students at Education USA event

    Last summer the University of Minnesota NSLI-Y Chinese students had the opportunity to serve on a panel hosted by Education USA, a U.S. Department of State network that promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world. The event was conducted

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  • 14 2017 March

    Student Reflection: Climate Change in Marrakesh

    Since the moment I found out that the COP 22 was going to happen during my NSLI-Y year abroad, I knew that I somehow had to gain entrance. Environmental justice is a passion of mine that I imagined could be

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    Picture of student Kyra at the environmental conference in Marrakech.

    Since the moment I found out that the COP 22 was going to happen during my NSLI-Y year abroad, I knew that I somehow had to gain entrance. Environmental justice is a passion of mine that I imagined could be

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  • 09 2017 March

    Being Korean American in Korea

    My summer resolution was to return to the country my parents and grandparents call home and reconnect with my Korean roots through NSLI-Y’s unique language and cultural immersion program. Although aspects of Korean culture are still present in my everyday

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    Traditional Korean Building

    My summer resolution was to return to the country my parents and grandparents call home and reconnect with my Korean roots through NSLI-Y’s unique language and cultural immersion program. Although aspects of Korean culture are still present in my everyday

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Arabic

Picture of student Kyra at the environmental conference in Marrakech.

Student Reflection: Climate Change in Marrakesh

Since the moment I found out that the COP 22 was going to happen during my NSLI-Y year abroad, I knew that I somehow had to gain entrance. Environmental justice is a passion of mine that I imagined could be in no

March 14, 2017
Catherine pictured at Amnesty Morocco.

Chinese (Mandarin)

Picture of NSLI-Y students at Education USA event

NSLI-Y Students Share Study Abroad Experience in Chinese

Last summer the University of Minnesota NSLI-Y Chinese students had the opportunity to serve on a panel hosted by Education USA, a U.S. Department of State network that promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world. The event was conducted at the

March 16, 2017
NSLI-Y China student participate in a community service activity.
Picture of Anthony with his host family

Korean

Traditional Korean Building

Being Korean American in Korea

My summer resolution was to return to the country my parents and grandparents call home and reconnect with my Korean roots through NSLI-Y’s unique language and cultural immersion program. Although aspects of Korean culture are still present in my everyday life, this

March 9, 2017
Meal in America

Persian (Tajiki)

Mayesha in her family's home in Tajikistan

Sharing Cultures: Mayesha in Tajikistan

Mayesha Awal’s favorite subject has always been science. After an internship in a biochemistry lab the summer before her senior year, she became particularly interested in biochemistry. Her goal is to one day work in a laboratory and attend medical school. Along

November 15, 2016
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Nilaya

Russian

Becoming a Family in the Kitchen

During my time in Russia, one of my favorite activities was cooking with my host family. My host mother was an excellent cook. I looked forward to every opportunity to cook with her as she made magic happen in the kitchen. The

March 16, 2017
My Trip to Moscow
November 2, 2016

Turkish

Gianna with her host sister and fellow NSLI-Y participant, Lars.

Making Friends in a New Language: Gianna in Turkey

Gianna Brassil was raised in San Francisco, California in a multicultural family. Her mother is of Nicaraguan and Peruvian descent and her father is Australian. This diverse heritage and her family’s love of international travel sparked her interest in cultures and languages

September 7, 2016
Turkey Summer Minute
nsliyGEC zoomed for site

Hindi

Group picture of NSLI-Y students in India

Reminiscing About My Summer In India

During my summer immersion in Indore, India, I encountered a sensory explosion of colors, scents, sounds and images that I would like to share. The crowds, hustle and bustle that surrounded me made an indelible impression. The richness and diversity of Indian

March 23, 2017
Hindi AY students share a meal with their teachers in celebration of Eid al-Fitr
Mei with host family

Global

NSLI-Y alumna, Elise, was chosen as the alumni of the month by ECA for January 2017.

Creating a More Global World: Elise Harwell

NSLI-Y alumna, Elise Harwell, was recently selected as the International Exchange Alumni of the Month for January 2017. Elise participated in the 2015 Arabic summer program in Rabat, Morocco. Inspired by her NSLI-Y experience, Elise founded and serves as the president of

February 9, 2017
Group picture of 2017 alumni representatives
NSLI-Y 10th Anniversary Logo

About NSLI-Y Interactive

NSLI-Y Interactive showcases language learning and cross-cultural experiences of students on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The multimedia stories on this site share the experiences of students on the NSLI-Y program with youth, educators, and language learners in the U.S. for further cultural exchange and language learning.

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