• 22 2017 February

    Diversity in Morocco Virtual Event

    On January 17th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the first event of 2017 featuring students on the NSLI-Y Arabic Academic Year program in Rabat. Three NSLI-Y students presented on topics related to Diversity in Morocco including race, ethnicity, and their manifestations in

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    On January 17th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the first event of 2017 featuring students on the NSLI-Y Arabic Academic Year program in Rabat. Three NSLI-Y students presented on topics related to Diversity in Morocco including race, ethnicity, and their manifestations in

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  • 09 2017 February

    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

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

    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

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  • 08 2017 February

    2017 NSLI-Y Alumni Representative Workshop

    The 2017 Alumni Representative Workshop was held at American Councils headquarters in Washington, DC on January 6-8. The 2017 NSLI-Y Alumni Representative cohort consists of sixteen alumni from across the United States. They gathered in DC for a weekend of

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    Group picture of 2017 alumni representatives

    The 2017 Alumni Representative Workshop was held at American Councils headquarters in Washington, DC on January 6-8. The 2017 NSLI-Y Alumni Representative cohort consists of sixteen alumni from across the United States. They gathered in DC for a weekend of

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  • 23 2017 January

    Interning at Amnesty Morocco

    One of the most rewarding aspects of my time here in Morocco has been my internship with Amnesty International. In high school, I was part of Amnesty USA, so it’s been fascinating to observe the differences and similarities between two

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    Catherine pictured at Amnesty Morocco.

    One of the most rewarding aspects of my time here in Morocco has been my internship with Amnesty International. In high school, I was part of Amnesty USA, so it’s been fascinating to observe the differences and similarities between two

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  • 12 2017 January

    Confucianism and Modern Education

    Each month, the NSLI-Y program takes us on a “cultural enhancement excursion” to experience various aspects of Korean culture and help us think in new ways. These trips are always some of my favorite times of the month and each

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    Each month, the NSLI-Y program takes us on a “cultural enhancement excursion” to experience various aspects of Korean culture and help us think in new ways. These trips are always some of my favorite times of the month and each

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Arabic

Diversity in Morocco Virtual Event

On January 17th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the first event of 2017 featuring students on the NSLI-Y Arabic Academic Year program in Rabat. Three NSLI-Y students presented on topics related to Diversity in Morocco including race, ethnicity, and their manifestations in Morocco today,

February 22, 2017
Catherine pictured at Amnesty Morocco.

Chinese (Mandarin)

Mackenzie pictured outside in Taiwan

American Abroad Student of the Month – Mackenzie in Taiwan

Mackenzie, a current NSLI-Y student in Taiwan, was recently nominated as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ American Abroad Student of the Month for October 2016. Mackenzie has shown exceptional leadership skills and cooperation in her first two months of the

December 6, 2016
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Korean

Confucianism and Modern Education

Each month, the NSLI-Y program takes us on a “cultural enhancement excursion” to experience various aspects of Korean culture and help us think in new ways. These trips are always some of my favorite times of the month and each one has

January 12, 2017
Meal in America
Korean host family visits 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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Russian

A Home Away from Home: Bringing Russian Hospitality Back to the U.S.

The host family experience can be one of the most nerve-wracking and intimidating elements of an NSLI-Y program. However, as Russian Summer 2016 students Alex, Michele, and Grace quickly discovered, Russian host families have a special knack for making students feel welcome

November 30, 2016
My Trip to Moscow
November 2, 2016
The “Us” in Russia
September 22, 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
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Hindi

Hindi AY students share a meal with their teachers in celebration of Eid al-Fitr

Celebrating Eid at Daly College

On July 7th, the NSLI-Y Hindi academic year participants visited the homes of two Muslim faculty members at the Daly College, their host high school, in celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, and means festival of breaking

December 14, 2016
Mei with host family
NSLI-Y Hindi AY Students in school uniforms

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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