• 13 2017 November

    Summer Highlights: Alumni Interactions with Current Participants

    NSLI-Y Interactive not only describes the name of our blog, but also the sense of culture within the NSLI-Y community. NSLI-Y alumni interact with the community by writing stories on our blog, pursuing language and diplomacy academically, and supporting current

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    Summer Highlights - Alumni Interactions with Current Participants

    NSLI-Y Interactive not only describes the name of our blog, but also the sense of culture within the NSLI-Y community. NSLI-Y alumni interact with the community by writing stories on our blog, pursuing language and diplomacy academically, and supporting current

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  • 09 2017 November

    My Indian Summer

    Kate is an alumna of the 2017 Hindi summer program in Indore, India. She is originally from Big Sky, Montana. “Kate! Chalo!” My host mom calls from downstairs, using a common Hindi word meaning, “let’s go”. I grab my bag

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    Picture of the Taj Mahal

    Kate is an alumna of the 2017 Hindi summer program in Indore, India. She is originally from Big Sky, Montana. “Kate! Chalo!” My host mom calls from downstairs, using a common Hindi word meaning, “let’s go”. I grab my bag

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  • 07 2017 November

    Friendship and Cross-cultural Understanding through NSLI-Y

    Michael is an alumnus of the 2017 summer Arabic program in Rabat, Morocco. He is originally from Leawood, Kansas. Last summer, for six weeks I studied Arabic in Rabat, Morocco with NSLI-Y. This experience helped me immensely in learning Arabic through

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    Michael and his peers at the conference

    Michael is an alumnus of the 2017 summer Arabic program in Rabat, Morocco. He is originally from Leawood, Kansas. Last summer, for six weeks I studied Arabic in Rabat, Morocco with NSLI-Y. This experience helped me immensely in learning Arabic through

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  • 31 2017 October

    Community Service and Volunteerism in India – November 16, 2017 9:00 AM (EST)

    NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to announce the next virtual event of the 2017-2018 academic year featuring students on the Hindi program! NSLI-Y students are required to complete a certain number of hours of community service during the program. What does

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    Picture of the five students in their Hindi classroom with teacher

    NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to announce the next virtual event of the 2017-2018 academic year featuring students on the Hindi program! NSLI-Y students are required to complete a certain number of hours of community service during the program. What does

    read more →

Arabic

Michael and his peers at the conference

Friendship and Cross-cultural Understanding through NSLI-Y

Michael is an alumnus of the 2017 summer Arabic program in Rabat, Morocco. He is originally from Leawood, Kansas. Last summer, for six weeks I studied Arabic in Rabat, Morocco with NSLI-Y. This experience helped me immensely in learning Arabic through immersion, and

November 7, 2017
Group shot in Morocco

Chinese (Mandarin)

Pablo posing in front of a beautiful forest.

Pablo Gutierrez: Setting the Tone for Language Learning

Pablo Gutierrez’s music teacher gave him his first introduction to Chinese language and culture. To further this interest, he attended Mandarin Startalk summer language learning programs two years in a row. It was through StarTalk that he also learned about NSLI-Y and

October 24, 2017
Justin pictured with friends in a scenic mountainous picture.
Annabeth is in a blue and black graduation cap and gown, standing in front of a banner that reads "Schwarzman Scholars, Tsinghua University Commencement 2017"

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
Thumbnail for NSLi-Y Tajikistan Virtual Event.
Nilaya

Russian

Devon Parikh and his NSLI-Y group in Latvia.

Immersive Language Studying: Devon Parikh in Latvia

Devon Parikh had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 NSLI-Y summer program to study Russian in Daugavpils, Latvia, where 95% of the population speaks Russian. He wanted to study abroad because he had only studied languages in the classroom, and he wanted

October 30, 2017
Picture of Catherine at Grishko Dance
Morgan pictured with her friend surrounded by foliage in a greenhouse.

Turkish

Stephanie, standing in the foreground, with a vast cityscape sprawling out behind her on a sunlit day.

A Little Taste of Ramadan: Stephanie in Turkey

Stephanie is a 2014 Turkey summer program alum recollecting her experience abroad. I think I heard the famous Turkish drummers this morning! I woke up at 3am, and I remember hearing drums. I told myself to get out of bed and to grab

September 27, 2017
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Gianna with her host sister and fellow NSLI-Y participant, Lars.

Hindi

Picture of the Taj Mahal

My Indian Summer

Kate is an alumna of the 2017 Hindi summer program in Indore, India. She is originally from Big Sky, Montana. “Kate! Chalo!” My host mom calls from downstairs, using a common Hindi word meaning, “let’s go”. I grab my bag and run

November 9, 2017
Picture of the five students in their Hindi classroom with teacher
Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet

Global

Summer Highlights - Alumni Interactions with Current Participants

Summer Highlights: Alumni Interactions with Current Participants

NSLI-Y Interactive not only describes the name of our blog, but also the sense of culture within the NSLI-Y community. NSLI-Y alumni interact with the community by writing stories on our blog, pursuing language and diplomacy academically, and supporting current participants. Read

November 13, 2017
NSLI-Y Chinese summer alumnus Matthew with his mom
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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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